Badge, Space Shuttle Closeout Crew, Travis Thompson


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This name badge belonged to the donor of the launch pad closeout crew chief uniform. Below his name, the USA signifies his employer, United Space Alliance, NASA's Space Shuttle operations contractor. An astronaut took this name badge into space and photographed it there as a courtesy to Mr. Thompson in appreciation for his long service on the closeout crew, from 1983 through 2011. Thompson gave his complete uniform to the Museum after the final Shuttle launch in 2011.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Travis T. Thompson


  • Synthetic Fabric
  • Velcro


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 10.2cm (2 x 4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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