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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown American Flag Presented to and Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Signed and Certified. A 5.75" x 4" silk 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, Pilot Bob Crippen, and NASA JSC Director Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., along with text as follows: "Presented to JOHN W. YOUNG. 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." Vertically to the right of the flag, Young has signed: "From My Personal Collection- John W. Young". Lightly mounted to an 11" x 14" mat board and framed. Fine condition with general toning and visible bleed through from the glue on the back of the flag.

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    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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