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    Space Shuttle Columbia - Spacelab 1 (STS-9) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Serial Number 13F. This 35mm x 40mm sterling silver medal is in its original plastic box with a handwritten "#13F" sticker on the bottom. This is one of only seventy-six (of a total of 212 minted) that were actually flown on the mission with crewmembers Young, Shaw, Garriott, Parker, Merbold, and Lichtenberg. The obverse features the mission insignia, the Spacelab payload showing from an opened cargo bay of the Columbia while orbiting the Earth. There are nine stars signifying the ninth of the shuttle missions and the crewmember surnames surrounding with "Columbia - Spacelab 1" below. The reverse also has the crew surnames and the mission name along with the engraved dates, "Nov. 28, 1983" and "Dec. 8, 1983 / RW 17 Edwards AFB, CA". The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. A large and impressive medal in excellent condition.

    This important mission was devoted totally to Spacelab 1, a joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency, designed to demonstrate the ability to conduct scientific research in space. The crew of six included two payload specialists- the first non-astronauts to fly on the shuttle, one of which was a German scientist who was the first non-American to fly on a shuttle. The ten-day mission was very successful, carrying out several dozen important scientific experiments as well as the first ham radio transmission by an amateur radio operator from space.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed "John W. Young" on his personal stationery, stating: "I hereby certify that STS 9 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 13 F, was flown with me aboard the mission November 28-December 5, 1983, and has been a part of my personal collection since the mission."


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