Huge flown Mission Control patch, 11.5″ in diameter, carried on board the Atlantis on STS-27 from December 2–6, 1988. Accompanied by a 1988 letter from a NASA employee to the Director of Flight Crew Operations certifying that “Item #77—1 Each 11″ Mission Control Embroidered Patch” was “flown in the Official Flight Kit aboard the orbiter Atlantis.” Patch is still sealed in its original plastic with a Post-It note numbered #77 inside the plastic. In fine condition. The mission control patch was designed for Gene Kranz by Robert McCall in 1973, with the Latin phrase across the top reading “Achievement Through Excellence.” RRAuction COA.
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