Country of Origin: United States of America
clothing size 40R
fabric garment with velcro, metal zippers, embroidered fabric patches, leather name tag
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