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    Three Apollo-flown flags

    Apollo 12, Apollo 16, and Apollo 17 Flown Flags in Unique Wall Display Presented to and Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, with Certificate of Authenticity. A massive 27" x 28.5" museum-quality wooden wall plaque with an engraved metal plate reading:

    Presented to
    Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.
    In grateful appreciation of your extraordinary
    contributions to our Nation's success
    in manned space flight.
    From the Johnson Space Center

    Above the plate is a metallic earthrise photo, 21" x 8". Below is a 24" x 5" B&W artistic panorama of our space program, past through the future, mounted on a curved wooden block, 1.25" deep at center. At the bottom, side by side, are three Apollo moon-flown flags, each holding a personal significance to Kraft, as follows.

    APOLLO 12: A 6" x 4" American flag with the caption: "This flag was carried to the moon aboard Apollo XII November 14-24, 1969".
    APOLLO 16: A 6" x 4.25" flag of Kraft's home state of, and the original home of NASA, Virginia with the caption: "This flag was carried to the moon aboard Apollo XVI March 16-27, 1972".
    APOLLO 17: a 6" x 4.25" flag of the state of Texas, home of JSC, with the caption: "This flag was carried to the moon aboard Apollo XVII December 7-19, 1972".

    We feel fairly certain that this was presented to Dr. Kraft upon his retirement in 1982 after thirty-eight years with NACA or NASA. This is a totally unique piece, beautiful in design, perfect in workmanship, and unsurpassed in display appeal. Excellent. This was placed by Dr. Kraft on the east wall of his home office.


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