NASA Missions and the American Flag (Photos)

For the Successful

NASA

Crewmembers of the STS-117 mission and John Space Center's director Michael L. Coats, at right, stand in front of large United States flag as they are welcomed home after their successful mission.

For the Brave

NASA

The first American Spacewalker, Ed White, set himself adrift in the microgravity of space. The U.S. flag patch shows clearly on his left shoulder.

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