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    A tile segment from the first Space Shuttle flight.

    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown Tile Segment in Display. A 0.5" cube-shaped segment of a thermal tile taken from Columbia after the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle, embedded in a 3.75" x 2.75" x 1.125" clear acrylic display. The card mounted beneath the tile states that it was (in part): "Presented to Dorothy H. Starnes In appreciation of your steadfast support of the Space Shuttle program...", is numbered "2696", 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 condition.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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