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STS-4 Mattingly, Hartsfield – Columbia Mission Patch NASA – Space Shuttle Patch 4.5 x 2.5 in.

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STS-4 Mattingly, Hartsfield – Columbia Mission Patch NASA – Space Shuttle Patch 4.5 x 2.5 in. USED

Because we have multiple of this item, the one you receive may not be the same one pictured.  The item you receive will be of the same type and of a similar quality to the one in the photograph.

STS-4 was the fourth NASA Space Shuttle mission, and also the fourth for Space Shuttle Columbia. Crewed by Ken Mattingly and Henry Hartsfield, the mission launched on June 27, 1982, and landed a week later on July 4, 1982. Due to parachute malfunctions, the SRBs were not recovered.

STS-4 was the final test flight for the Space Shuttle; it was thereafter officially declared to be operational. Columbia carried numerous scientific payloads during the mission, as well as military missile detection systems.

STS-4, being the last test flight of the Space Shuttle, was also the last to carry a crew of two astronauts. Commander Ken Mattingly had previously flown as Command Module Pilot on Apollo 16, and was also the original Command Module Pilot for Apollo 13 before being replaced by his backup, Jack Swigert. Hartsfield was a rookie astronaut who had transferred to NASA in 1969 after the cancellation of the Air Force’s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program. He had previously served as a capsule communicator on Apollo 16, all three Skylab missions, and STS-1.

STS-4 details courtesy of Wikipedia.

Additional information

Weight0.20 lbs
Dimensions6 × 4 × 1 in
Brand

Color

Condition

Used

Size

4.5 x 2.5 in.

ConditionUsed