Lot 580: Flown American flag carried aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, 5.5 x 4, affixed to an 8.5 x 11 presentation sheet bearing printed signatures of astronauts Joe Engle and Richard Truly, as well as NASA administrator James M. Beggs. Presented to "Harold J. Ferrese," the sheet bears images of the mission insignia, the launch and landing of the Columbia, and reads, "This flag was flown aboard the second flight of the Space Shuttle 'Columbia' (STS–2) November 12–14, 1981. It is presented to you in recognition of the significant contribution you made to the success of the mission." A uniform block of toning to flag, and dings and toning to edges of sheet, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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