Pennant, Society of Women Geographers, STS 41-G, Sullivan

Pennant, Society of Women Geographers, STS 41-G, Sullivan

     

Kathryn Sullivan, the first U.S. woman to perform a spacewalk, took this pennant on the STS 41-G mission aboard Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. It bears the insignia of the Society of Woman Geographers, to which she had been elected as a professional geologist and explorer. Astronauts are permitted to bring a few small personal or commemorative items like this on their missions in space. Sullivan returned the flag to the Society, which then gave it to the Museum. The Society later honored her with its Gold Medal.

Gift of Society of Woman Geographers

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Society of Woman Geographers

Type
MEMORABILIA-People

Materials
Nylon, Brass
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 43.2 x 88.9cm (17 x 35 in.)

Kathryn Sullivan, the first U.S. woman to perform a spacewalk, took this pennant on the STS 41-G mission aboard Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. It bears the insignia of the Society of Woman Geographers, to which she had been elected as a professional geologist and explorer. Astronauts are permitted to bring a few small personal or commemorative items like this on their missions in space. Sullivan returned the flag to the Society, which then gave it to the Museum. The Society later honored her with its Gold Medal.

Gift of Society of Woman Geographers

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Society of Woman Geographers

Type
MEMORABILIA-People

Materials
Nylon, Brass
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 43.2 x 88.9cm (17 x 35 in.)

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