November 2012 Auction Ends Thursday, November 15th, 5pm Pacific
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American flag flown in space on NASA's STS-2 mission. On 12 November 1981 from Kennedy Space Center, the Space Shuttle Columbia launched in its record-breaking mission as the very first orbital manned spacecraft to complete a second flight. Its crew, Joe Engle and Richard H. Truly were considered rookie astronauts, but landed safely two days later at Edwards Air Force Base. Flag measures 6'' x 4.25'' and comes mounted to an official NASA certificate featuring color photos of Columbia, mission insignia and a printed dedication to Roderick H. Phillips. Measures 8.5'' x 11'' overall. Toning to adhesive, else very good.
Space-Flown Flag From The Columbia STS-2 Mission
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