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    Presented to Lois Ransdell, honorary flight director for Apollo 11.

    Skylab 1 (SL-2), Skylab 2 (SL-3), and Skylab 3 (SL-4) Flown American Flag on Crews-Signed Presentation Certificate. A 5.5" x 3.75" silk U.S. flag mounted to an illustrated 14" x 11" certificate with the text: "Carried Aboard The Skylab Space Station/ 1973-1974/ Presented to/ Lois H. Ransdell/ For your 'extra effort'/ in making the /Skylab missions/ successful..." It has been signed at lower left by all nine Skylab astronauts (which includes two moonwalkers): "Charles Conrad Jr" (1930-1999), "Joe Kerwin", "Paul Weitz", "Alan L Bean", "Owen Garriott", "Jack Lousma", "Jerry Carr", "Ed Gibson", and "Bill Pogue". Lois Ransdell was Gene Kranz's favorite secretary at NASA. He speaks of her in the NASA document SP-4223 "Before This Decade Is Out...", as follows: " I had a spectacular secretary, Lois Ransdell, who got me through all of the lunar program. In fact, she's the first woman, and the only woman, who ever became an honorary flight director. She was that well respected by all of the people on the flight control teams... So anyway, those were the two honoraries. Lois Ransdell was Pink Flight and Bill Tindall was Gray Flight, because we always assigned colors to the flight directors." Very fine condition with some minor soiling and light glue showthrough on the flag.

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    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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