Flown printed fabric American flag, 5.75 x 4, flown aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia during its inaugural flight on April 12–14, 1981. Flag is affixed to an 8.25 x 10.5 certificate stating “Presented to Joseph H. Levine. It is presented to you in recognition of the significant contribution you made to the success of the mission.” Certificate also bears printed signatures of Shuttle astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen, as well as Director Chris Kraft. Framed to an overall size of 8.75 x 11.25. In fine condition, with uniform toning to white stripes of flag, most likely from adhesive on reverse. Flag originates from the estate of Joseph H. Levine, who served as Chief, Reliability Division, Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance from 1972–1985. RRAuction COA.
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