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denali414
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posted 02-17-2018 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the story behind this STS-133 flown Merritt Island Tracking Station (MILA) medallion? Or how many were distributed? This is the first seen of this flown medallion. Thanks!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-17-2018 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barring this medallion having flown in an astronaut's PPK, which I think unlikely, it would have been flown as part of the Official Flight Kit (OFK).

The STS-133 OFK does not have a specific entry for MILA medallions, but there is a line item for "60 NASA Medallions," which might be inclusive of this medallion (all 60 could have been for MILA or some subset there within).

denali414
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posted 02-18-2018 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, thanks for the information! That makes sense, so number somewhere between 1-60 depending on if another commemorative piece.

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