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Attractive flown fabric American flag, 5.5 x 4, carried on board the Skylab space station and affixed to its original 13.75 x 10.75 certificate, which reads: "In grateful appreciation for the contributions made to the Space Station Task Force, NASA Headquarters. Presented to Manfred von Ehrenfried." Dated January 25, 1984, the certificate bears an embossed golden NASA seal, a printed signature of James M. Beggs, and a caption below the flag, which reads: "This flag was flown aboard the first U.S. 'Space Station,' the Skylab, launched from Kennedy Space Center on May 14, 1973." Matted and framed to an overall size of 18 x 15.25. In fine condition. Originates from the personal collection of Manfred 'Dutch' von Ehrenfried, a Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Flight Controller, Apollo Pressure Suit Test Subject, NASA hi-altitude aircraft crew member, Mission Staff Engineer and Branch Chief from 1961-1971.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #581 - Ended April 16, 2020