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    Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-79) Flown American Flag with Special Presentation Mat for Pat Patnesky's Retirement. A 6" x 4.25" cloth U.S. flag matted to an overall 20" x 16" with two photos and a pen and ink drawing of Patnesky holding his famous Leica camera, sitting next to a Shuttle model. The text reads: "This United States flag was flown aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-79, September 16-26, 1996. Presented to Andrew R. Patnesky. Thanks for the outstanding support you've provided us helping to share our adventure with everyone. We'll miss you! With sincere best wishes from your friends in the Astronaut Office. [signed] Bob Cabana Chief". Patnesky retired from NASA in 1997 after fifty-eight years of service (starting in 1939 with the Army Air Corps). Great item. Excellent. From the personal collection of longtime NASA photojournalist Andrew "Pat" Patnesky.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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