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    A tile segment from the first Space Shuttle flight.

    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) Flown Tile Segment Presented to and Directly from the Personal Collection of Mission Commander John Young, Signed and Certified. A 0.5" cube-shaped segment of the thermal tile taken from Columbia after the first orbital test flight of the Space Shuttle, embedded in a 3.5" x 2.5" x 1" clear acrylic display. The card mounted beneath the tile states that it was (in part): "Presented to John W. Young In appreciation of your steadfast support of the Space Shuttle program...", is numbered "691", and signed in facsimile by Christopher C. Kraft Jr. The verso of the card reads: "This is a segment of a thermal tile which protected the Space Shuttle Orbiter "Columbia" (STS-1) from the heat of reentry on its first flight April 12-14, 1981. Young has signed on the back of the display: "From My Collection/ John W. Young". As new condition.

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    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
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