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    Space Shuttle Enterprise (ALT) Flown American Flag on Presentation Certificate to Chris Kraft, Directly from this NASA Legend's Estate, with Certificate of Authenticity. A 5.75" x 4" cloth U.S. Flag mounted on a 10" x 14" printed certificate bearing the signature of a NASA official dated "May 1978" and printed signatures of the program pilots: Fred Haise, Gordon Fullerton, Joe Engle, and Richard Truly. Between June and October, 1977, these four astronauts alternated in crews of two, performing 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 Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.: "...in recognition of your outstanding contributions to the achievements of the Approach and Landing Test Program..." Typical glue bleed through on flag. Very fine.

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    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
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