Lot 9496: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) fellow award presented to Chandler C. Ross, 15 x 11, with two affixed flags—an American flag and an AIAA flag—both measuring 5.5 x 4, the latter having flown "2,836,864 miles in the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger, Mission 41-B, February 3–February 11, 1984." The certificate bears printed signatures of association president Norman R. Augustine and mission commander Vance Brand, and is displayed within a same-size Lucite frame. Affixed to the reverse of the frame is a typewritten note from AIAA director James J. Hartford, in part: "Here's your AIAA emblem which flew on Space Shuttle Challenger, Mission 41–B." In fine condition.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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