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Crew Shirt, Shuttle, STS-8, Guy Bluford

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This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Mall building.

Summary

Manufacturer: Cross Creek

Astronaut: Guion S. Bluford Jr.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Clothing: 78.7 x 68.6 x 2.5cm (31 x 27 x 1 in.)
Other (Hem): 102.9cm (40 1/2 in.)
Other (Chest): 96.5cm (38 in.)
Other (Armscve): 48.9cm (19 1/4 in.)
Clothing size: Men's Medium

Materials: cotton knit, plastic, synthetic fabric

Astronaut Guion S. "Guy" Bluford, Jr. wore this shirt during the six-day Space Shuttle STS-8 mission aboard Challenger in August-September 1983, when he became the first African American in space. Astronauts live and work comfortably in a normal crew cabin atmosphere or "shirt-sleeve environment" aboard the Space Shuttle. In the early 1980s astronauts on each mission wore identical dark blue knit shirts. The only difference was the unique patch for each mission crew. NASA presented Guy Bluford's complete in-flight suit to the Museum shortly after the STS-8 mission.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Inventory number: A19840027003

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