Fabric American flag, 5.75 x 4.25, flown aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during the STS-30 mission. The flag is attached to its original 15.5 x 11.5 certificate, which states: "This American flag was flown aboard shuttle Atlantis, STS-30, May 4—May 8, 1989. Atlantis carried the Magellan spacecraft into low Earth orbit on the first leg of its 15-month journey to Venus—the first planetary spacecraft to be launched from the shuttle." The certificate bears preprinted signatures of shuttle astronauts David M. Walker, Ronald J. Grabe, Mark C. Lee, Norman E. Thagard, and Mary L. Cleave, as well as Magellan project manager John Gerpheide. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 23 x 18.75. In fine condition.
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