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    Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-33) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Collection of the Family of Astronaut S. David Griggs, Serial Number 43F. This 37mm x 47mm (overall) sterling silver medal is in its original issue plastic box with a handwritten "43F" sticker on the bottom. This medallion is one of only forty-nine flown of the 157 minted to commemorate this November 22-27, 1989, flight of the Discovery, a classified mission for the Department of Defense. Griggs was in flight training as pilot for this mission when he was tragically killed in an air show crash. The obverse depicts a powerful, high-tech bald eagle; the single star at the right edge just under the eagle's beak is in memory of Griggs. The reverse includes the engraved mission dates. The surnames of crewmembers Frederick D. Gregory, John E. Blaha, Manly L. Carter, Jr., F. Story Musgrave, and Kathryn C. Thornton are featured on both sides. The serial number is on the rim. Excellent condition.

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