Collection Item Summary:
This set of collectible STS-76 commemorative cards created by United Space Alliance marked the flight of the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis on a Shuttle-Mir mission in March 1996. During the mission, NASA astronaut Shannon Lucid transferred to the Mir space station for a four-and-a-half month stay.
The card set was collected by Nancy Yasecko, a filmmaker who grew up in Florida near Cape Canaveral, and whose film "Growing Up with Rockets," released in 1985, is a personal memoir of growing up in the shadow of the United States' civil human spaceflight program. The card set is part of a collection of artifacts that Yasecko donated to the Museum in 2012 along with a copy of the film, which is held by the Museum's film archives.