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Author Topic:   Spacelab Mission 1 STS-9 flown plate
j0s9
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posted 01-24-2010 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for j0s9   Click Here to Email j0s9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know some information about this plate? Or how many plates were made and flown on board Spacelab 1?

carl walker
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posted 08-10-2012 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently 500 were flown on STS-9. I was given a set by the Head of Communication at ESTEC some years ago and some from Ulf Merbold.

I have a mylar logo plate and a small flag from Spacelab D1 (Challenger), with the letter from the DLR project manager outlining the whole kit flown on D1 (total 200 logo plates flown, 15 small flags), and 2 similar plates from Spacelab-2.

I wasn't planning to sell since for me they have a personal connection, but I'd be interested in how much people think they might be worth. Seeing how flown patches and flags sell on eBay, I'm thinking around $200-500 each plate.

Greggy_D
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posted 08-10-2012 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd probably put the value more around $100-$250.

spaced out
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posted 08-11-2012 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An example sold on eBay last year for $113.50. Some years before that I saw one sell on eBay for $61.56.

bthumble
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posted 08-11-2012 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bthumble   Click Here to Email bthumble     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw one on eBay several months ago, and wanted to bid on it, but missed out on it. What type of material is it made of, and is it flexible or more rigid?

carl walker
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posted 08-27-2012 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's mylar, very light and thin.

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