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    One of only 76 flown.

    Space Shuttle Columbia - Spacelab 1 (STS-9) Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Serial Number 11F, with Signed LOA. This 35mm x 40mm sterling silver medal is in its original plastic case with "#11F" handwritten on a sticker on the bottom. This is one of only seventy-six (of a total of 212 minted) that were actually flown on the mission with crewmembers Young, Shaw, Garriott, Parker, Merbold, and Lichtenberg. The obverse features the mission insignia, the Spacelab payload showing from an opened cargo bay of the Columbia while orbiting the Earth. There are nine stars signifying the ninth of the shuttle missions and the crewmember surnames surrounding with "Columbia - Spacelab 1" below. The reverse also has the crew surnames and the mission name along with the engraved dates, "Nov. 28, 1983" and "Dec. 8, 1983 / RW 17 Edwards AFB, CA". The serial number is on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. A large and impressive medal in excellent condition. The case has a bit of damage on the side.

    Included with this lot is a letter of authenticity signed "John W. Young" on his personal letterhead, stating: "I hereby certify that STS-9 silver Robbins Medal, serial number 11, was flown with me aboard Columbia November 28 - December 8, 1983 and has been a part of my personal collection since the mission."


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    June, 2011
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