"Going to work in Space", Columbia First launch

Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

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 launching into space illustrated the fulfillment of the plans for this vehicle, which had been planned to fly as early as the late 1970s but ultimately did not fly until 1981.

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.