Button, Space Shuttle, STS-106, "Landing Guest"

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This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This "landing guest" button from the NASA Kennedy Space Center admitted its wearer to the landing of STS-106, a flight of the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis, which had docked with the International Space Station.

Having different colors on the buttons, in this case green, allowed NASA officials to know that buttons were not being reused.

A landing guest button served multiple purposes. Wearing it identified the bearer as authorized to be present in certain viewing areas on the premises at NASA. After the landing, the button became a souvenir.

Valerie Neal donated the button to the Museum in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A20120242000

Credit Line

Gift of Valerie Neal.

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Zinc plated steel, plastic film, paper

Dimensions

3-D: 0.3 × 5.7cm (1/8 × 2 1/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

MEMORABILIA