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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown American Flag, Presented Directly to Chris Kraft and Directly from this NASA Legend's Estate, with Certificate of Authenticity. 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, and Bob Crippen along with text as follows: "Presented to Christopher C Kraft, Jr. 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." Kraft was Director of Johnson Space Center at the time of the historic flight. Framed to an overall 10.5" x 12". Fine with typical bleed through from the glue on the back of the flag. The flag hung on the East wall of Kraft's home office.

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    May, 2021
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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