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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown American Flag on Presentation Certificate to Astronaut Bruce McCandless II and Directly from His Personal Collection. A 5.5" 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, Bob Crippen, and Christopher Kraft, along with text as follows: "Presented to Bruce McCandless II. 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." Framed to an overall 10.5" x 12". Fine with typical bleed through from the glue on the back of the flag.

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    November, 2019
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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