Flown Olympic “Houston 2012” lapel pin carried aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-101 mission. The black Atlantis-shaped pin with patriotic Olympic torch symbol measures 1 x .75 and is encased in a 5.25 x 5.25 x 1 block of Lucite with a NASA certificate of authenticity presented to “Houston 2012 Foundation,” which reads: “These Small Olympic Lapel Pins were flown aboard the United States Space Shuttle Atlantis, on its successful mission to service and supply the International Space Station, STS-101, May 19-29, 2000. Launching from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Atlantis completed 155 Earth orbits, traveling 4.1 million nautical miles before landing on Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.” In fine condition. Houston was one of several cities vying to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, an honor that was eventually awarded to London.
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