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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown Limited Edition Tile Segment Presentation Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Paul Weitz. A 0.5" cube-shaped segment of the thermal tile taken from Columbia after the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle, embedded in a 3.5" x 2.5" x 1" clear acrylic display. The card mounted beneath the tile states that it was (in part): "Presented to Paul J. Weitz In appreciation of your steadfast support of the Space Shuttle program...", is numbered "752", and signed in facsimile by Christopher C. Kraft Jr. The verso of the card reads: "This is a segment of a thermal tile which protected the Space Shuttle Orbiter 'Columbia' (STS-1) from the heat of reentry on its first flight April 12-14, 1981". Excellent.

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    19th Friday
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