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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown Tile Section Limited Edition Presentation. A small, 0.5" square. portion of a thermal tile embedded in a numbered (0883) 3.75" x 2.75" x 1" clear Lucite display. It was "Presented to Richard C. Proffitt/ In appreciation of your contribution to the Space Shuttle program" as noted on the front. There is an accompanying folder that reads, in part: "This memento contains a section of thermal protection tile cut from a damaged tile that was removed from the orbiter 'Columbia' after its first mission in space... This authenticated tile section was prepared for you as a member of the Kennedy Space Center team..." With original box. Excellent condition. From the estate of NASA engineer Richard C. Proffitt, Launch Complex 39 Operations Manager from 1969 to 1976.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
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