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.