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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-3) Flown American Flag and Crew Patch with Crew-Signed Photo in Framed Display Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander Jack Lousma, with Signed LOA. A 5.75" x 4" 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 crew photo beneath: "Jack Lousma" and "Gordon Fullerton". An impressive display in a 20.25" x 16.25" frame, ready to hang. Excellent.

    Included with this lot is a signed Letter of Certification on his letterhead stating, in full: "This United States flag and crew emblem were flown on the third test flight (STS-3) of the Columbia Space Shuttle during March 22-30, 1982. The photographic montage depicts the three major stages of the mission; launch, orbital operations, and the only Space Shuttle landing on the lakebed at White Sands, New Mexico. The photograph of the flight crew has been personally signed by both crewmen. I hereby certify this montage with U.S. flag and crew emblem are from my personal collection and have been in my possession since the STS-3 mission."


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    May, 2015
    22nd Friday
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