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Two original Richard Feynman Autograph Items Up for Auction January 2019
Scarce Rogers Commission Signed Photo — Signed by 12 Members Who Investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster, Including Richard Feynman, Sally Ride, Don Kutyna, William Rogers & Neil Armstrong. Bidding starts at $15,000.
Very scarce and exceptional photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger, signed on the presentation mat by 12 members of the Rogers Commission, including most notably Richard Feynman in the last great achievement of his remarkable career. Photo originates from the estate of John B. Hungerford, Jr., head of the Commission’s support staff, and is the most complete collection of autographs by the Commission, including not only the chairman William P. Rogers and astronaut Neil Armstrong, but also the trio of Feynman, Sally Ride and Don Kutyna. These three famously uncovered the source of the Challenger explosion — the deficient O-rings that failed at low temperatures — in such a way that exposed the failings of NASA’s management, while also protecting the NASA engineers who were their sources. The dramatic findings behind NASA’s most controversial disaster was told by Feynman in his 1988 book “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” where he describes dropping an O-ring in iced water during the Commission’s televised hearing. No other signed photo of the Commission has sold at auction with all these autographs, including that of Feynman, whose signature associated with the Rogers Commission is very scarce.
Semi-glossy photo of Challenger measures 10.75″ x 13.75″, affixed to presentation mat measuring 16″ x 20″. Upon the mat are the signatures of these 12 Commission members: William Rogers, Neil Armstrong, David Acheson, Eugene Covert, Richard Feynman, Robert Hotz, Don Kutyna, Sally Ride, Robert Rummel, Joseph Sutter, Albert “Bud” Wheelon and Alton Keel. Additionally signed by 12 support staff. Block of uniform toning to mat causing significant fading to a few signatures, including Sally Ride, otherwise near fine condition.
Richard Feynman Autograph Manuscript Entitled ”Conversation with Presskill” — Comprising Three Pages of Notes on Theoretical Physics. Bidding starts at $25,000.
Richard Feynman autograph manuscript on theoretical physics, circa 1983-1984. Three page document is entitled ”Conversation with Preskill”, referencing physicist John Preskill, who in 1983 joined the Caltech faculty where he is now the Director of the Institute for Quantum Information, and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics. Composed in black ink on grid-ruled hole-punched paper, Feynman takes detailed notes with dozens of handwritten equations, summarizing the conversation in five main points. Five sheets included, with writing on three separate sheets and with two blank sheets. Each measures 8.5” x 11”. Spot of discoloration to bottom of one page and light creasing, overall near fine condition.
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Remarkable Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed, Along With His Initialed Drawings — Explaining the Science Behind His Groundbreaking Work on Electrostatic Theory and Special Relativity
Albert Einstein autograph letter signed with his hand drawings, elegantly explaining his electrostatic theory of special relativity to a physics teacher struggling to reconcile it with experiments he was conducting. In addition to the letter, which is new to the market, Einstein generously replies to a series of questions the teacher asks him on a questionnaire, providing additional drawings and calculations, initialed ”A.E.” at the conclusion. Dated 4 September 1953 on Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study letterhead, Einstein writes to Arthur L. Converse, the teacher from Malcolm, Iowa, in part, ”There is no difficulty to explain your present experiment on the basis of the usual electrostatic theory. One has only to assume that there is a difference of potential between the body of the earth and higher layers of the atmosphere, the earth being negative relatively to those higher layers…[Einstein then draws Earth and the atmosphere, referring to it for clarification] The electric potential p rises linearly with the distance h from the surface of the earth…For all your experiments the following question is relevant: How big is the electric charge produced on a conductor which is situated in a certain height h, this body being connected with the earth…” Einstein then answers Converse’s questions on a two-page questionnaire. In one answer, Einstein seems to disagree with the question, providing both a diagram and mathematical equation and then a ”?” to try to aid understanding. He later writes ”not clear” to one answer along with a question mark and additional diagram with the notation ”charge of elektroscope increased proportional to h”. An extraordinary lot by Einstein showing the generosity of his time, with rare content on his theory of special relativity. Single page letter and two-page questionnaire each measures 8.5” x 11”. Also included is Einstein’s original mailing envelope from ”Room 115” of the Institute for Advanced Study, postmarked 7 September 1953 from Princeton. Folds and very light toning to letter, otherwise near fine. Questionnaire has folds, light toning and staple mark, otherwise near fine with bold handwriting by Einstein. Dark Albert Einstein autograph. With an LOA from the nephew of Arthur Converse and new to the market.
Sold for $53,504.
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