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.