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    Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-33) Flown Embroidered Mission Patch with Crew-Signed Color Photo Directly from the Collection of the Family of Astronaut S. David Griggs. A 4.5" x 4.5" flown mission insignia patch is mounted to a seven-image color photo montage laminated to a 16" x 20" blue mat. A printed tag at the bottom reads: "This patch was flown aboard the Orbiter Discovery, STS-33, November 22-27, 1989." One photo is signed by all five crewmembers in black felt tip, as follows: "Fred Gregory"; "Sonny Carter" (1947-1991); "Story Musgrave"; "John Blaha"; and "Kathy Thornton". S. David Griggs was slated to be pilot on this mission but died in a plane crash five months before launch. He was commemorated on the mission insignia with a single gold star just beneath the eagle's beak at the right edge. Blaha was his replacement. Less than two years after this mission, Mission Specialist Manley Carter was also killed in a plane crash. STS-33 was a classified Department of Defense mission that deployed a single satellite. Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2010
    21st Wednesday
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