Coverall, Shuttle Launch / Entry, Garn

Senator Jake Garn (R., Utah) wore this flight suit on the STS 51-D Space Shuttle mission aboard Discovery in April 1985. At the time, he was a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the subcommittee with authority over NASA's budget. Formerly a pilot in the U.S. Navy and Air National Guard, Garn flew on the Shuttle as a payload specialist assisting the astronaut crew with various tasks and experiments. Senator Garn was the first member of Congress to fly in space. NASA transferred a variety of his flight clothing and equipment to the Museum soon after the mission.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Edwin Jacob Garn
Manufacturer
ILC Space Systems

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
fabric garment with velcro, metal zippers, embroidered fabric patches, leather name tag
Dimensions
clothing size 40R

Senator Jake Garn (R., Utah) wore this flight suit on the STS 51-D Space Shuttle mission aboard Discovery in April 1985. At the time, he was a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the subcommittee with authority over NASA's budget. Formerly a pilot in the U.S. Navy and Air National Guard, Garn flew on the Shuttle as a payload specialist assisting the astronaut crew with various tasks and experiments. Senator Garn was the first member of Congress to fly in space. NASA transferred a variety of his flight clothing and equipment to the Museum soon after the mission.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
Edwin Jacob Garn
Manufacturer
ILC Space Systems

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

Materials
fabric garment with velcro, metal zippers, embroidered fabric patches, leather name tag
Dimensions
clothing size 40R

ID: A19850641000