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U.S. Flag for Heroes and Families

Mission: STS-108 Endeavour   Crew: Dominic L. Gorie
Mark E. Kelly
Linda M. Godwin
Daniel M. Tani
Yury Onufrienko
Carl E. Walz
Daniel W. Bursch
Frank Culbertson
Mikhail Tyurin
Vladimir Dezhurov
Launch: December 5, 2001  
Landing: December 7, 2001  
Duration: 11 days, 19 hours  
Comment: 12th flight to visit the International Space Station

This 4 by 6 inch flag was one of nearly 6,000 that were flown on Endeavour as part of the Flags for Heroes and Families campaign to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Students working at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas assembled the commemorative packages, including the U.S. flags flown in space, to be presented to relatives of the victims. Distribution began on June 14, 2002, National Flag Day, at a ceremony held at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York.

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