Flown 5.75 x 4 American flag carried aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS-1 mission, affixed to its original 8.25 x 10.5 presentation certificate bearing preprinted facsimile signatures of the crew, reading: "This flag was flown aboard Space Shuttle 'Columbia' (STS-1), April 12-14, 1981. It is presented to you in recognition of the significant contribution you made to the success of the mission." The flag is double-matted and framed with two embroidered patches, two color photos, one featuring autopen signatures of John Young and Bob Crippen, and two commemorative covers, with one bearing a small flown 'flipper door' fragment from the Columbia, to an overall size of 28 x 28. In fine condition, with staining to the flag from the adhesive used to affix it to the mount.
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