"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 "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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of The Growing Up with Rockets Collection


Poster, NASA, Mission, STS, "Going to Work in Space"


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 91.3 x 60.8cm (35 15/16 x 23 15/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


ART-Posters, Original Art Quality

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