Marcos Pontes Autograph

Marcos Cesar Pontes (born 11 March 1963) is a Brazilian Air Force pilot, engineer, AEB astronaut, politician and author. He became the first South American and the first Lusophone to go into space when he docked onto the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-8 on March 30, 2006. He is the only Brazilian to have completed the NASA astronaut training program, although he switched to training in Russia after NASA's Space Shuttle program encountered problems. After Jair Bolsonaro's election as President of Brazil in 2018, Pontes was officially nominated to be Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, a post which he accepted days later and assumed when Bolsonaro's government began. He left the post on 31 March 2022 and in the same year was elected federal senator for his state, São Paulo. More about Marcos Pontes

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Pontes was born in the town of Bauru, in the southeastern state of São Paulo. His father Vergílio was a civil servant of the Instituto Brasileiro do Café and his mother Zuleika was clerk of the Rede Ferroviária Federal (RFFSA).

Pontes is one of the most experienced jet pilots in the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), where he holds the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and has flown more than 2000 hours in 25 different aircraft. In June 1998, he was selected by the Brazilian Space Agency to train in the NASA space program after he acquired a space-related background in the Aeronautical Engineering division of the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (the Aeronautics Institute of Technology, or "ITA"). He began NASA training in August 1998 and qualified as Space Shuttle Mission Specialist in December 2000. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School of the US Navy in 1998. Read even more about Marcos Pontes at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Marcos Pontes

The most expensive item with a signature of Marcos Pontes (NASA Astronaut Marcos Pontes Signed Brazilian Flag) was sold in November 2020 for $100.00 while the cheapest item (Marcos Pontes NASA Astronaut Autographed Cover) found a new owner for $3.51 in June 2010. The month with the most items sold (3) was January 2018 with an average selling price of $50.00 for an autographed item of Marcos Pontes. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in November 2020 with $100.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $3.51 was June 2010. In average, an autographed item from Marcos Pontes is worth $17.50.

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thumbnail1st Brazilian Astronaut Marcos Pontes NASA Photo SIGNED AUTOGRAPHED NEW SEALED$29.99logo
thumbnailAstronaut cosmonaut Marcos Pontes of Brazil autograph signed trading card $12.49logo
thumbnailBrazilian astronaut Marcos Pontes signed autographed photo$19.99logo
thumbnailBrazilian astronaut Marcos PONTES signed photo$27.00logo
thumbnailBrazilian cosmonaut Marcos PONTES signed photo$43.00logo
thumbnailMarcos Pontes Brazilian first astronaut autograph/ Soyuz TMA-8 crew/ COA$51.00logo
thumbnailMarcos Pontes signed autographed 8x10 photograph NASA Brazilian Astronaut$30.00logo
thumbnailMarcos Pontes signed autographed 8x10 photograph NASA Brazilian Astronaut$45.00logo
thumbnailMarcos Pontes signed autographed 8x10 photograph NASA Brazilian Astronaut$69.95logo
thumbnailMarcos Pontes signed autographed 8x10 photograph NASA Brazilian Astronaut$39.00logo
thumbnailNASA Astronaut Marcos Pontes Signed Brazilian Flag$100.00logo
thumbnailPHOTO 20/30cm orig.signed Marcos PONTES, SPACE$29.00logo
thumbnailsigned astronaut photo Marcos Pontes$5.00logo
thumbnailSigned Brasil Astronaut Marcos Pontes NASA Astronaut 8 x 10 Photograph$50.00logo
thumbnailSpace Shuttle Autographed by Marcos Pontes First Brazilian Astronaut in Space +$39.99logo