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    Space Shuttle Enterprise (ALT) Flown American Flag on Crew-Signed Presentation Certificate, with a Large Color Photo Crew-Signed on the Mat. Four items.
    (1) A 5.75" x 4" cloth U.S. Flag mounted on an 11" x 14" printed certificate bearing the signatures of a NASA official and of the program pilots: "Fred Haise", "Gordon Fullerton", "Joe Engle", and "Richard Truly". Between June and October, 1977, these four astronauts alternating in crews of two, performed the first manned captive-active and free flight tests in the unpowered Enterprise orbiter. These tests took place at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base and were a very important phase in the development of the final design of the Space Shuttle orbiter. This "Special Award - Approach and Landing Test Program" was presented to Andrew R. Patnesky: " recognition of your outstanding contributions to the achievements of the Approach and Landing Test Program..."
    (2) A beautiful 13.5" x 10.5" color photo, S-77-30160, of an Enterprise landing mounted on a 20" x 16" matboard. Inscribed at the top in a calligraphic hand: "To Pat & Bastiaan- Best Wishers from the Crews of the 'Enterprise'" and signed beneath by all four: "Fred Haise", "Gordon Fullerton", "Joe Engle", and "Richard Truly". Uneven toning in area at bottom.
    (3) A 10" x 8" color NASA photo, S-77-23095, picturing the four ALT pilots at a press conference.
    (4) A 10" x 8" B&W NASA glossy photo, S-77-22948, of the four pilots admiring the plane and shuttle models.
    Generally excellent. From the personal collection of longtime NASA photojournalist Andrew "Pat" Patnesky.

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    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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