Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.5 x 4.25, and a flown embroidered four-inch diameter mission patch, both flown aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-54, January 13–19, 1993. Both the flag and patch are presented against a photographic background with a card in the center bearing the printed inscription, “Presented to Al Gore, Vice President of the United States of America, in appreciation of your support of the United States Space Program, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the crew of STS-54,” and is signed in black felt tip by crew members John Casper, Don McMonagle, Mario Runco, Greg Harbaugh, and Susan Helms. The entire presentation is framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 16.25. In fine condition, with some mild edge toning to signed card. Flown items from any mission presented to such a high-ranking politician are seldom encountered. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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