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Astronaut Thomas D. Jones took this book with him on the first Space Shuttle mission of 2001, STS-98 on Atlantis. Jones first read a paperback edition of the novel at age 13 after seeing the film in 1968. Like many fans of this futuristic film, Jones had re-read the book and watched the movie many times, finding inspiration in its depiction of space travel. Because 2001 A Space Odyssey had influenced him to become an astronaut, he bought this hardbound version in 2000 to take on his upcoming spaceflight. Upon learning of the book’s 2001 flight, author Arthur C. Clarke later sent Jones a signed bookplate for the flyleaf. Jones gave this book to the Museum in 2016.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type LITERATURE AND RESEARCH Dimensions 3-D: 21.6 × 14.6 × 2.5cm (8 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 1 in.)
Materials Paper, Paperboard
Ink, Coating, Adhesive
Inventory Number A20170019000 Credit Line Gift of Thomas D. Jones Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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