Collection Item Summary:
This "Going to Work in Space" poster was produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office for NASA in celebration of the Space Transportation System, also known as a the space shuttle. The central image of the orbiter "Columbia" gliding back to landing illustrates one of the central features of the vehicle -- its ability to launch like a rocket but land like an airplane.
This poster 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. This poster 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.