Incredible Henry de La Vaulx prize medal issued to Skylab 2 Commander Charles Conrad by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Silver, 212 gm, 51 mm x 76 mm, designed by Samuel Grun. The front features the raised bust and title of "Comte H. de Lavaulx"; and the reverse depicts an eagle in relief over a seaplane and balloon, with text below: "Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, Prix Henry de La Vaulx, Charles Conrad Jr., (Etats-Unis) Distance: 18,536,731 kilometres, Duree: 28 jours 0 jeures 49 min 49 sec., 25 mai-22 juin 1973.” Stamped “Argent” on an edge. In fine condition. Accompanied by the original presentation box and a certificate of authenticity from Farthest Reaches, which states that the medal derives from the Pete Conrad Family Collection.
The De la Vaulx Medal is an aviation award presented by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the international aviation standard setting and record-keeping body. The award was established in 1933 in memory of the Comte de La Vaulx, who was a founder and president of the FAI. The De la Vaulx Medal is awarded to holders of recognized absolute world aviation records set during the year before.
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