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    Expedition 9 / I.S.S. Flown Large Crew-Signed American Flag with Autograph Letter Signed by Gennady Padalka. A 12" x 8" U.S. cloth flag signed on a white stripe by Michael Fincke, Oleg Kononenko, and Gennady Padalka (who signed also on a red stripe- barely visible). It bears the proper I.S.S. and Expedition 9 stamps. Also, an 8 x 11.75" one-page handwritten letter from Commander Padalka to a correspondent in Wisconsin, written on July 20, 2004, while orbiting the earth. It reads, in part: "I'm Expedition 9 Commander aboard the International Space Station with my Flight Engineer and NASA Science Officer Mike Fincke... It's an honor to be in orbit as we commemorate the 35th anniversary of Apollo 11... We are a long way from home, conducting the research that will pave the way for the future exploration away from our planet... From 400 kilometers above the Earth, we offer you our warmest wishes on this memorable day..." Original transmittal envelope and RR Auction COA also included. Two very interesting items. Seldom offered. Fine.

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    May, 2017
    19th Friday
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