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Artifacts from the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle disaster to the auction sale, including the remnants of the systems that were given to the families of mission commander Dick Scobee, after the tragic event of an accident.
In addition to the parts of the ship are also up for auction are three of the Robbins medals that commemorated the tragedy of the mission were presented to the family following the tragedy.
“The original medals, which were destroyed in the blast, and so is NASA’s new medals struck in honour of the mission,” the auction house Nate D. Sanders said in a statement.
The pieces of the Space Shuttle Challenger, to the Families of the STS-51-L: Commander Dick Scobee (Credit: Nate D. Sanders Auction House
APOLLO 11 ORIGINAL MOON LANDING RECORDINGS, BOUGHT IT FOR $217 IN 1976 AND WERE SOLD AT AN AUCTION FOR $1.82 M
Two of the Robbins medals, with a minimum bid of $ 6,000, and the other has a minimum bid of $5,000, respectively.
Also included in the auction are several photos of the family, a letter written by Scobee, wrote to his parents three months prior to the accident, and a number of prototype models that Scobee’s property, including that of the Challenger. The auction has been interpreted as meaning that the memorabilia is being referred to by Dick, the brother of James.
(Credit: Nate D. Sanders Auction House
See the full list of items up for auction can be found here.
On Jan. 28, 1986, NASA Space Shuttle orbiter, enterprise, mission STS-51-L, Challenger broke 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members, including Scobee, four NASA astronauts and a payload specialist, and a civilian school teacher, Christa McAuliffe.
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