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OFFICIAL NASA FLOWN MEDALS AND PRESENTATIONS
MANNED FLIGHT AWARENESS AND SPACE FLIGHT AWARENESS


APOLLO 8 Manned Flight Awareness
First MFA Award handed out by NASA





Year issued: 1968
Mint: Barco Mint of New Orleans
No. Minted: 200,000
Flown metal: half-inch sphere of aluminum, flown to the moon and back


"In Appreciation for your contribution to the Apollo Saturn Project The Apollo 8 Crew carried metal in this medallion on man's fist flight to the moon"

 

 

Apollo 11 Manned Flight Awareness
Second MFA Award handed out by NASA





Year issued: 1970
Mint: Barco Mint of New Orleans
No. Minted: 200,000
Flown metal: LM: pulley clamp; CM: heatshield bolt

 

Backside depics: "This medallion contains metal from spacecrafts Columbia and Eagle that took Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their historic Apollo 11 mission that resulted in the first landing of man on the moon."



SKYLAB Manned Flight Awareness medal




 

Year issued: 1970
Mint: [unknown]
No. Minted: 100,000
Flown metal: 16mm film canister


The medal is made from metal flown on board Skylab. It was struck of an 16mm film canister. Only 100,000 of the MFA medals were made.



Apollo Soyuz Test Project Manned Flight Awareness medal
First international commemorative 




Year issued: 1975
Mint: [unknown]
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal: [unknown]

"This medallion contains metal from both Apollo and Soyuz that joined together in the first International manned space mission on July 15-24, 1975"



Enterprise Approach and Landing Test
Space Flight Awareness medal

First SFA Award



Year issued: 1979
Mint: [unknown]
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal: Metal taken from Enterprise's left wing airframe



STS-1 -  Space Flight Awareness coin
First Shuttle Achievement Award


Year issued: [unknown]
Mint: [unknown]
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal:
[unknown]




STS - 3 Space Flight Awareness coin
Second Shuttle Achievement Award





Year issued: [unknown]
Mint: [unknown] Coin presented at the UNISPACE 82 Aeronautic exhibition
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal:
[unknown]

"This medallion was made in part of metal that was flown in space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, March22-30 1982"
 


 STS - 5 Space Flight Awareness coin
Third Shuttle Achievement Award
First NASA commemorative Anniversary medal



Year issued: [unknown]
Mint: [unknown]
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal:
metal flown abord STS- 5, taken from Columbia

Columbia's fifth flight STS-5. This rare limited edition medal was struck using metal removed from the shuttle and presented to NASA ground crew.

 
 


STS - 71 & Space Station MIR
Second international Space Flight Achievent Award





Year issued: 1996
Mint: Galaxy Medals, Inc.
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal:
[unknown]

Struck to commemorate the first docking of an US Space Shuttle with the Russian Space Station Mir. This limited edition medal was minted using metal removed from the Space Shuttle Atlantis following this historic first docking and as well as from the MIR Space Station.
 



STS -88 ISS Space Flight Awareness medal
First ISS Achievement Award






Year issued: 1998
Mint: Galaxy Medals, Inc.
No. Minted: 60.000
Flown metal: two pieces of metal cut from the skin panel on "Unity" (Node 1); one piece measuring 6"x2"


This Space Flight Awareness flown metal medal from the STS-88 commemorates the first shuttle docking with the International Space Station in 1998. This rare limited medal (only 60,000 minted) was made using metal removed Uniti node following for NASA ground crew.




STS -98 ISS Space Flight Awareness medal
Second ISS Achievement Award






Year issued: 2001
Mint: Galaxy Medals, Inc.
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal: [unknown]

"This coin, containing metal from the U.S. Laboratory module flown on mission STS-98, commemorates the deployment of another element in building the International Space Station. February 2001".




STS - 114 Space Flight Awareness medal
First SFA Team Award / Return to Flight




Year issued: 2006
Mint: Winco
No. Minted: 500
Flown metal: two metal ignots carried in official flight kit (OFK)


The most recent and currently one of the rarest, is this Space Flight Awareness Team Award featuring metal flown onboard the Space shuttle Discovery's flight STS-114 in 26/July - 9/August 2005.
The medal presented to members of the launch and assessment teams at NASA, who were involved in the mission. This medal is not made available to the general public.




OFFICIAL FLOWN MEDALS & COINS CONTAINING SPACEFLOWN MATERIAL


Soviet "Энергиa" Energija Maiden Launch





Year issued:
1988
Mint: Cosmodrome Baikonur
No. Minted: 800
Flown metal: metal taken from the first stage

This extremely rare medal was minted from the flown metal of Energija's first test flight. This heavy 100 tones rocket was also used as Buran's booster system. Front side of this medal depicts Energia on launch pad and reads "15 May 1987, 21:30 pm, Cosmodrome Baikonur." On reverse side indicated "This medal is minted from original metal of rocket-carrier Energia."





Soviet "буран" Buran commemorative medallion
First Launch of soviet Space Shuttle Buran



Year issued: 1988
Mint: Cosmodrome Baikonur
No. Minted: 1000
Flown metal: medal struck in part of metal removed shortly after flight from the airframe
and instrumentation brackets

Another extremely rare medal which was minted from the flown metal of Buran's first  flight. The medal depicks on the back an holographic insignia. Buran just flew one time. In 2004 Buran was detroyed after the disruption of the hangar, Buran was stored in.


 
Yuri Gagarin "Юрий Гагарин" 30th anniversary medallion




 
 
Year issued: April, 12th 1991
Mint: Cosmodrome Baikonur
No. Minted: 160.000
Flown metal: metal taken from TM soyus flights / stated taken from Vostok 1




SPACELAB 1
flown commemortaive coin
First flown coin presented by ESA




Year issued: 1983
Mint: European Space Agency
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal:
entire coin was flown aboard spacelab module MD002 and encased in acrylic skid. Also unflown coins are circulating



Apollo 11 30th anniversary commemorative medal
24k gold plated version





Year issued: 1999
Mint: [unknown]
No. Minted: 200 (space-coins.com)
Flown metal:
metal taken from command module Columbia and LM Eagle, gold plated version




ARES maiden flight commemorative coin
First commercial coin



Year issued: 2009
Mint: MeasurableSuccess.com
No. Minted: 500
Flown metal:
includes metal of Apollo 11 MFA medallions as well as original Saturn V launch pad material




Official NASA 50th anniversary commemorative medal






Year issued: 2009
Mint: Winco Int.
No. Minted: 5592
Flown metal:
[unknown] This medallion contains metal flown aboard a Space Shuttle mission



Official Apollo Program 40th anniversary commemorative medal




Year issued: 2009
Mint: Winco Int.
No. Minted: [unknown]
Flown metal:
[unknown]

The medallion is minted in part from a command module. It was created to honor all Apollo missions. NASA stated that the spacecraft from which the metal
for the medallion was taken will not be disclosed.

 
 
Official Apollo 13 40th anniversary commemorative medal




 
Year issued: 2010
Mint: Winco Int.
No. Minted: 1970
Flown metal:
[unknown]

As the 40th anniversary program medal this medallion is minted in part from metal removed from a command module. It was created to honor Apollo 13's mission. NASA stated that the spacecraft from which the metal for the medallion was taken will not be disclosed.



Official Apollo 17 40th anniversary commemorative medal
 




Year issued: 2010
Mint: Winco Int.
No. Minted: 1972
Flown metal:
[unknown]

As the 40th anniversary program medal this medallion is minted in part from metal removed from a command module. It was created to honor Apollo 17's mission. NASA stated that the spacecraft from which the metal for the medallion was taken will not be disclosed.



 
   
 
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