NASA - Astronaut Bryan D. O'Connor autograph


Official NASA Lithograph in Fine condition. Inscribed and signed by astronaut Bryan D. O'Connor.

O'Connor was selected as an astronaut in May 1980. He served a variety of functions testing the first Space Shuttles, including simulator test pilot.

He piloted the STS-61: Atlantis mission, and served as Crew Commander on STS-40: Columbia which was the first spaceflight to include 3 woman astronauts.

Later he became Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight where he worked to improve shuttle safety. He also served for a time as Director of the Space Shuttle Program. In 2008 he was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame and has almost 16 days logged in space.

Photo inscribed "Andew, Best regards, Bryan O'Connor."