Two items: an American flag flown aboard the ninth expedition to the International Space Station, 12 x 8, signed in black ink by Michael Fincke, Oleg Kononenko, and Gennady Padalka, who signs once in a red stripe and then again within a white stripe. Includes an ALS signed “Gennady Padalka,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, July 20, 2004. Letter to Larry Schlick, penned by the cosmonaut while in orbit on the International Space Station, in part: “I’m Expedition 9 commander aboard the International Space Station…It’s an honor to be in orbit as we commemorate the 35th anniversary of Apollo 11…an incredible achievement in the history of human exploration…When gazing at the stars take a moment to look up and wave at us as the International Space Station passes overhead.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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