A Solemn Moment

Included up front are full images that show the top of the front page and the bottom of the back page. The NASA administrator signed the front. A NASA staffer signed the back of the page. You also can see the memorial book contains images from Freeman's career.

In 1964, members of NASA Groups 1, 2 and 3 gathered to pay their respects to fallen astronaut Ted Freeman. He died in a plane accident just a year after being named to the astronaut corps. At the memorial, Freeman's fellow astronauts signed a commemorative book. The book included photographs of Freeman participating in NASA training. There was also an insription at the beginning of the book that read: "This is how we will remember Ted." Recently, Freeman's family made the book and other artifacts available to the public. Below is both front and back of the signature page.