Commander Cover: The Envelope Flying Through Space, Time and eBay

Richard Truly last saw it aboard the Challenger spacecraft 38 years ago.

A small envelope with a $ 9.35 express postage stamp and a special postmark dated August 14, 1983. identifying it as “Space Mail in Orbit via STS-8”, was then recently signed by Truly and his four STS-8 teammates. Although more than 260,000 of these envelopes were issued during the same mission, this one was special: it had the number “3” on the back, it was one of 10 signed by all five astronauts, and was meant for Truly.

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