Collection Item Summary:
This set of collectible STS-87 commemorative cards marked the flight of the Space Shuttle orbiter Columbia on a mission in November 1997. The mission included flying the United States Microgravity Payload, a Spacelab project managed by Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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.