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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown American Flag on Presentation Certificate [and] STS-1 Manned Flight Awareness Medal on Certificate, Both Directly from the Family Collection of Astronaut S. David Griggs. A 5.75" x 4.125" cloth U.S. flag that accompanied crewmembers Young and Crippen aboard the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle program, April 12-14, 1981. It is laid down to an 8.5" x 11" certificate with two color photos, the mission insignia, and facsimile signatures of John Young and Bob Crippen, along with text as follows: "Presented to S. David Griggs. This flag was flown aboard Space Shuttle 'Columbia' (STS-1) April 12 - 14, 1981. It is presented to you in recognition of the significant contribution you made to the success of the mission." Expected glue bleedthrough on the flag, certificate very fine.

    Also included with this lot is a Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Manned Flight Awareness medal containing flown metal on an 8.5" x 11" certificate. The sixth in the series of MFA medals, this is 1.5" in diameter and is mounted to a handsome certificate bearing the mission insignia and crew facsimile autograph, issued to Stanley D. Griggs "...in appreciation of your contribution to the success of the First Manned Orbital Flight of the Space Shuttle." Foxing on lower area, fine.


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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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