The contributions of NASA and Kennedy Space Center were stitched into the fabric of one of the nation's most recognizable symbols on February 18th, 2011 when flags from Florida's Spaceport were sewn into an American Flag recovered near ground zero following the September 11th, 2001, attacks.
The National 9 11 Flag is on a cross-country journey to be restored to its original 13-stripe design using pieces of fabric from American flags destined for retirement in all 50 states.
Once complete, The National 9/11 Flag will become a permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center site. There, America's flag can evoke a sense of pride, unity and hunger to keep achieving greatness, just as the nation's space program has for more than half a decade.
more at nasa.gov
added: Feb 24, 2011