In honor of Virginia Tech, this flag was flown aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-117 mission to the International Space Station and then sent to VT by NASA. From June 8-22, 2007 it orbited the earth for 13 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes, and 44 seconds. It made 22 earth orbits. The plaque sent with the flag says, "In memory of the courageous students and faculty who lost their lives on April 16, 2007."
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Kacey Beddoes, “NASA flag,” The April 16 Archive, accessed January 19, 2017, http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/2099.