Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Gutierrez)


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:

Among the items issued to astronauts are Velcro-backed name tags that can be attached to their flight suits and jackets. This name tag is a spare for Shuttle astronaut Sidney M. Gutierrez, one of the first Hispanic-American astronauts. He was pilot of the STS-40 mission (Columbia, 1991) and commander of STS-59 (Endeavour, 1994). Astronauts chose the version of their name for these tags and wore different tags for different occasions. This one shows the familiar form of his first name. NASA transferred a number of spare astronaut name tags to the Museum over the years.

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

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center


front - embossed leather, silver embossing; back - Velcro and adhesive


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 10.2cm (2 x 4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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