Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
This sterling silver medallion is from the personal collection of space shuttle astronaut Don Williams.
Robbins medallions were only made available to astronauts as commemorative pieces. This medallion measures approximately 1.5" in diameter and comes in its original plastic case, labeled 9 and #194. The medal features the mission insignia of STS-9: the Spacelab payload visible from an opened cargo bay of Columbia while orbiting the Earth. There are nine stars signifying the ninth of the shuttle missions and includes the surnames of crewmembers Young, Shaw, Garriott, Parker, Merbold, and Lichtenberg and "Columbia - Spacelab 1." The reverse also has the crew surnames and the mission name along with the engraved launch and landing dates, "Nov. 28, 1983" and "Dec. 8, 1983 / RW 17 Edwards AFB, CA."
A certificate of authenticity signed by Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Executive Director Tammy Knowles accompanies this lot.
ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid and to accept a bid from a lower bidder for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith.
Bidding on this lot opens on November 1, 2014 at 09:00 AM EDT.
Proceeds benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Winning bid amounts over fair market value should be considered a donation and therefore are tax deductible.