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NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Type II

Wreath with globe and hands holding branches of wreath scroll reading "NASA" light blue, yellow and navy blue ribbons

Title: NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Type II
Accession #: NHHC 1987-97-E
Circa: 1980's
Medium: Metal, Fabric
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

One Type II NASA Exceptional Service medal. The planchet has a gold-wash and pierced design. The rim of the obverse planchet a relief design of a wreath with an unrolled scroll across the middle. Extending up from the bottom center of the planchet are two hands holding branches of laurel surrounding a globe. On either side of the branches are "NA/SA." The reverse of the medal reads "Exceptional Service". A small finger projection at the top center of the planchet attaches to a suspension ring. The ribbon is tapered at the suspension ring with a slip on style pin and clasp bar. The ribbon is sky blue with edge striping of yellow, navy blue, and yellow.

This prestigious NASA medal is awarded to a Government employee for sustained performance that embodies multiple contributions which contribute to NASA projects, programs, or initiatives.  


Reverse of Exceptional Service Medal showing Brooch

Published: Thu Apr 09 11:46:46 EDT 2020