Each medal contains flown metal from that mission's spacecraftNASA Manned Flight Awareness Medals Collection. The MFA program was instituted at NASA after Gemini as a method to instill a strong sense of quality and flight safety in its employees and those of its contractors by various motivational methods and awards. These medals were part of that emphasis and are very collectible. Six limited edition medals included along with two certificates.
Apollo 8: The first of these medals issued, contains metal that flew to the moon and back, 1.5" in diameter. Original presentation certificate and letter included.
Apollo 11: The second issued, contains metal from both Columbia and Eagle, 1.25" in diameter.
Skylab (Two Identical): The third in the MFA series, contains metal that flew on Skylab from May 14, 1973, to February 6, 1974, 1.5" in diameter. One has a scratch on the reverse.
Approach and Landing Test: The fifth in the MFA series, contains metal from the Space Shuttle Enterprise, 1.5" in diameter.
Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-5): The rarest of this group; it was presented to ground crew personnel. Contains metal from the fifth Shuttle mission and celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of NASA, 1.5" in diameter.
Excellent, except as noted. From the personal collection of longtime NASA photojournalist Andrew "Pat" Patnesky.
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