Choice official glossy 10 x 8 US Air Force photo of the third group of astronauts for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory project, signed in black felt tip, "Bob Herres," "Bob Lawrence, Jr.," "Pete Peterson," and "Jim Abrahamson." Reverse bears an "Official U.S. Air Force Photo" stamp. In very good condition, with surface impressions and a paperclip impression to the left edge, and creasing which is essentially constrained to the perimeter. A remarkably rare photo elevated by the presence of Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., the first African-American astronaut, who, at the age of 32, was killed in a training accident on December 8, 1967; his autograph is scarce in any format.
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