Unflown sterling silver STS-121 Robbins medal, 1.5 x 1.5, with a raised design on the face featuring the mission insignia and encircled with the astronaut’s names. The reverse is also encircled with the names of the astronauts, and is engraved with the launch date of July 4, 2006 “LP 39B,” and landing date of July 17, 2006, “RW15, KSC, FL.” The medal is serial numbered “105” on the rim, and is accompanied by its original matching case. Condition is mint state. This STS-121 Robbins medal features the name of mission specialist Lisa M. Nowak, who was responsible for operating the robotic arms of the shuttle and the International Space Station. On February 5, 2007, Nowak was arrested and subsequently charged with the attempted kidnapping of US Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, the girlfriend of William Oefelein, an STS-16 astronaut with whom Nowak had previously been involved. Her assignment to the space agency as an astronaut was terminated by NASA effective March 8, 2007.
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