Flown 6 x 4 American flag and 3.25″ diameter mission patch carried on board the Apollo 9 mission, affixed to an 11 x 14 presentation certificate, signed in black tip, “James A. McDivitt,” “Dave Scott,” and “Rusty Schweickart,” with an Apollo 9 mission patch affixed to lower left. Printed text on the certificate reads: “Carried into space during the flight of Apollo IX, 3–13 March 1969.” Mounted to a same-size piece of cardstock. In very good to fine condition, with foxing and crease to upper right corner of mount; flag and path themselves remain in fine condition. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from Scott, in part: “I hereby certify that the United States flag and Apollo 9 patch included with this letter were flown aboard Apollo 9, March 3–13, 1969...This specific flag and patch were mounted and signed by each of the crew members immediately after the flight of Apollo 9 and have remained in my personal collection since the mission.” Pre-certified Zarelli Space Authentication.
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