DescriptionSpace Shuttle Columbia (STS-3) Flown American Flag and Crew Patch in Framed Display Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Jack Lousma, Signed and Certified, with Signed LOA. A 5.75" x 3.875" cloth U.S. flag and a 4" diameter embroidered mission insignia patch matted with a montage of color photos on a certificate bearing the text: "This flag and crew patch were flown aboard the third flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia as it completed 130 revolutions of the Earth and travelled 3.4 million miles. March 22-30, 1982". It is signed on a photo beneath: "Jack Lousma/ Commander/ STS-3". An impressive display in a 20.25" x 16.25" frame, ready for display. Excellent.
Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Authenticity on his letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify this US Flag and crew patch were both flown on the STS-3 mission during March 22-30, 1982. This spaceflight was the third Orbital Flight Test of Columbia, America's first Space Shuttle. The photographs of this montage depict liftoff at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the Canadian Remote Manipulator System with its first payload, the landing at White Sands Missile Range, and the STS-3 Commander, personally signed to authenticate the collection. During this eight-day mission, Columbia traveled 3,400,000 miles and circled the Good Earth 130 times. STS-3 made the only Space Shuttle landing on the lakebed at White Sands, New Mexico. An inscription on the montage details the above information. This US Flag and crew patch are from my personal collection and have been in my sole possession since the STS-3 mission."
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)