S I G M A  7

 

Project Mercury

 

Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963, Project Mercury was the United States' first man-in-space program.  The objectives of the program, which made six manned flights from 1961 to 1963, were specific:

 

To orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth;

To investigate man's ability to function in space;

To Recover both man and spacecraft safely.

 

 
   

 

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Wally Schirra - Sigma 7 

all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified

 

 

ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH  FARTHEST REACHES
(less than 5 remain)

 

 

Wally Schirra hand signs this totally unique panoramic photograph of the Sigma 7 main instrument panel

 

           





 

This is a magnificent and possibly unique view of the main instrument panel of Sigma 7.  This jaw dropping image was created by restoring and splicing a series of vintage Air Force photos.   The photo is razor sharp with detail that permits for easy reading of all switches and gauges. 

 

Each image comes hand signed on the periscope view by Wally, who also adds the Sigma 7 symbol under his name.   This will not be massed produced but rather offered in very small numbers.  This truly unique panoramic photo would make an awesome addition to any space autograph/memorabilia collection.  

 

This photo is custom  produced using a conventional silver halide process.  It is printed on Kodak Digital Paper and will last a lifetime or three.  The cost of the equipment that produced this image could pay for a nice house by the beach in Southern California !  This print has a smooth satin finish.   

Image size is 10x30 inches and centered on a piece of photo paper that  measures a full 20x34 inches.  

 

#Sigma 7 Panorama

$595

   


 

UNIQUE & ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH  FARTHEST REACHES
(VERY limited number remain)

 

Shortly before he passed away Wally Schirra custom signed a small number of this photograph containing a sequence of restored still images taken from his Sigma 7 onboard camera while in flight.  This sequence had NEVER been offered before and will NEVER be offered again or seen elsewhere (unless it comes from us) for that matter.  It is the quintessential (MA-8) in flight mission photo and as you can see, Wally has added the Sigma 7 symbol AND mission date.  If you collect Mercury, this should be considered a MUST HAVE and is only available through Farthest Reaches, so don't delay because when they're gone, they're gone.

 

#Schirra - Mercury 4 Panel

$210

 

 

Orbit cover honoring Walter Schirra hand signed by Wally with the Sigma 7 symbol added.  It is postmarked November 16, 1962 in New York, NY.  in conjunction with the National Postage Stamp show.  Signed in blue ballpoint.

 

#Schirra - Mercury Cvr 2

$145

 

Classic Mercury space suit portrait of Wally Schirra.  Boldly signed in black sharpie. 

 

#Schirra - Mercury Space Suit (h)

$140.

 

Vintage 8"x10" official NASA litho of Wally Schirra in Mercury space suit.   This litho is hand signed "Wally Schirra" with his Sigma 7 symbol added.  Signed in bold blue sharpie.  Seldom found with mission information and in such pristine condition. 

 

#Schirra - Mercury Space Suit (v)

$175

 

Seldom seen image of Wally in training for his MA8 flight.  Both official mission
designation as well as the Sigma 7 symbol has been added. 

 

#Schirra - Mercury Trainer (bw)

$145

 

 

The magnificent image of the Mercury 7 Monument is hand signed by Wally Schirra who adds Mercury Astronaut.  Ample room to add John Glenn.  The launch pad can be seen in the background.   

 

#Schirra - Monument 

$135

 

 

Mercury Recovery NASA Litho seldom seen.  Hand signed in black sharpie with the Sigma 7 emblem added.

 

#Schirra-Mercury Splashdown Panel

$155

 

 

Autographed SpaceShots card hand signed in bold black sharpie

 

#Schirra - Mercury Space Shot Card
$95

 

 

 

MA8 in-flight image of Wally who adds Sigma 7 symbol & mission launch date.

 

#Schirra - Mercury In-Flight

$100

 

16"x20" on photo paper hand signed by Wally Schirra.  Ideal for adding John Glenn

 

#Schirra - Mercury Galaxy

$135.

 

 

Mercury Spacesuit portrait.  Wally adds mission information Sigma 7 symbol AND launch date and also "Mercury 8".  Only a few available. This has proven to be an exceedingly popular signed photo and Wally considered it one of his favorites.

 

#Schirra-Mercury 1

$175

 

 

Wally hand signs and inscribes, "Two Walters" on a photo of Wally with Walter Cronkite. Only 3 available.  Most unique and very reflective of Wally's sense of humor.

 

#Schirra-Mercury-Two Walters 

$160

 

 

Special: Hand signed by Wally Schirra AND Dee O'Hara

 

Mercury Nurse Dee O'Hara having a discussion with Wally Schirra. Hand signed by both in blue sharpie

 

#Schirra-Mercury O'Hara
$175

 

 

Wally Schirra arrives to board MA-8 on Launch Day. Hand signed in blue sharpie.

 

#Schirra-Mercury White Room

$140

 

MA-8 Loading with Sigma 7 symbol added hand signed in black sharpie 

 

#Schirra-Mercury Loading

$150

 

MA-8 Loading with Sigma 7 symbol AND launch date added - Only a few available!!

 

#Schirra-Mercury Loading +

$165

 

 

Wally as Scott Carpenter's backup for Aurora 7, checks out that spacecraft.  An early vintage NASA press release photo.  Wally adds "MA 7 backup".  Very nice.

 

#Schirra-Mercury Loading (bw)

$145

Wally Schirra hand signed cancelled check.  Some are green, some yellow as shown.  All are hand signed.  Check shown is a representative sample.

 

#Schirra-Mercury Check

$40

 

Wally with Gordon Cooper during his MA9 walkout.  Adds "MA9 Escort". This is an early vintage NASA press release photo.

 

#Schirra Mercury Walkout

$150

 

 

Wally being suited up for Mercury training exercises.  This is an early vintage NASA press release photo. 

 

#Schirra Mercury Suit Up

$150

 

 

Classic image of Wally being assisted by Gordo Cooper,  into his Sigma 7 capsule on launch day.  This is an Early vintage NASA press release photo. 

 

 #Schirra Mercury Loading (c)

$160

 

 

Wally with Deke Slayton on launch day for his Mercury flight. This is an early vintage NASA press release photo. 

 

#Schirra Mercury 997

$160

 

 

"Gotcha !!"  (Mercury)

BREAKING THE TENSION OF THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS
PROFESSION WAS A DIRTY JOB,  BUT SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT !!T !

 

Special: Signed by Wally Schirra AND Dee O'Hara

 

Mercury Astronaut's Nurse Dee O'Hara is overwhelmed by the site of Wally's 5 gallon urine sample !!.  Dee inscribes, "What a warm feelng!".  Wally also hand signs this classic "Gotcha". 

 

#Schirra - Mercury Warm Feeling

$250

 

 

No explanation needed !  This exemplifies Wally's great sense of humor.

 

#Schirra - Mercury Monkeys

$95

 

"I Am Walter Schirra ?!"  Hand signed in blue sharpie

 

#Schirra-Mercury "I am Walter S."WS26
$130

 

 

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