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Archive of six items related to The Space Shuttle Columbia (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102), the first space-rated orbiter in NASA's Space Shuttle fleet, launched for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981, the first flight of the Space Shuttle program, including a flown American flag and thermal tile fragment, and a photograph signed by crew members John Watts Young and Robert Laurel Crippen.

1st item: Flown American flag carried aboard the Columbia, mounted to a presentation certificate with facsimile signatures of the crew and Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center from January 1972-August 1982. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Flag: 4 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W. Sight: 11" H x 9" W. Framed: 12 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W.

2nd item: Signed NASA red number color photograph depicting the Columbia, autographed by Young and Crippen with ink inscription reading "To Rich Sauter." Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Photograph: 8" H x 10" W. Framed: 10 1/4" H x 12 1/4" W.

3rd item: Flown "Thermal Tile" fragment from the Columbia mounted in clear lucite with presentation card, numbered 2874. 3" H x 3 7/8" W x 1 1/8" D.

4th item: First Shuttle Flight Achievement Award certificate with mounted medallion partially made of metal taken from the Columbia, facsimile signatures for Young and Crippen, lower left and right. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Medallion: 1 1/2" dia. Sight: 11" H x 9" W.

5th item: Color photograph depicting the inital launch of the Columbia. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt trim. Photograph: 8" H x 7 1/2" W.

6th item: Columbia Space Lab I tie tac pin. Housed in original plastic case. Pin: 3/4" L. Case: 1" H x 1 1/4" square. Provenance: Living Estate of Richard J. Sauter, a Mechanical Engineering Technician in the Test Systems Section at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, circa 1969-1986. All proceeds to benefit Our PLACE Adult Day Center, in Tellico Village, Loudon, TN.

Condition: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Toning/acid burn to flag. 2nd item: Signatures in overall very good, legible condition.

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