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    Flag, United States

    Large United States flag from Orbiter Processing Facility-3 at NASA Kennedy Space Center; encased in a pine frame with plexiglass cover and cardboard back secured with steel screws. Accompanied by a framed certificate of authenticity as flown over the U.S. Capitol; see A20140082000.

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

This United States flag, which was flown at the U.S. Capitol, was then presented to the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Processing team for display in Orbiter Processing Facility-3 (OPF-3) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That building served as the final servicing bay for the space shuttle orbiter Discovery (which after it was retired was transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum).

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration transferred the flag to the Museum in 2013 when the OPFs were begin emptied after the end of the Space Shuttle Program.