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    Canadarm Wrist Yaw Planetary Gear Presented to and Directly from the Estate of NASA Legend Chris Kraft, on Wooden Plaque, with Certificate of Authenticity. A 1.5" diameter x 2.75" three section gear mounted to a 4" x 6" oval wooden plaque with a printed label attached:

    WRIST YAW PLANETARY GEAR
    CHRISTOPHER C. KRAFT, JR.
    IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR
    SUPPORT TO THE
    REMOTE MANIPULATOR SYSTEM

    Beneath is an enameled RMS charm, all under a clear plastic coating. The RMS is better known as Canadarm, a major Canadian contribution to the Space Shuttle program, a series of robotic arms that were used to deploy, maneuver, and capture payloads. After the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Canadarm was always paired with the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS), which was used to inspect the exterior of the Shuttle for damage to the thermal protection system. On the bottom of this plaque is attached part of a parts drawing showing this gear in context to the system. First of these we have encountered. Toning from age, very fine. This item was kept by Kraft in the west bookshelf of his office at home.


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