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Shuttle Endeavour
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posted 12-31-2013 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw this coin on eBay for a low price and I was wondering if it has metal flown on STS-41D or contains metal from the launch complex?

JBoe
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posted 12-31-2013 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The medallion is made of metal blended with other materials used in Discovery's maiden launch.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 12-31-2013 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It contains expended metal used from one of the twin Tail Service Masts of a shuttle Mobile Launcher Platform for Discovery's maiden launch of Mission STS-41D in Aug. 1984.

The Canaveral Port Authority produced this souvenir promotional medallion, along with others in a "first use" series that started with STS-1/Columbia/MLP-1 in 1981.

If you need a full set of them, or individual issues, let me know.

JBoe
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posted 12-31-2013 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, thanks for providing additional information and what is actually contained in the medallion! I've been trying to get the complete set, but unfortunately I'm missing the Endeavour Spacehab medallion. Is there any way to get that one along with what is contained in each medallion? Thanks!

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posted 12-31-2013 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! Ken, I sent you an e-mail a few days ago, so I was wondering if you got it.

JBoe
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posted 01-15-2014 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, I hope you had a wonderful time with your family. I hope you got my email. Thanks again!

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