Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Jemison) (Flown)

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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 leather name tags that can be attached to flight suits and jackets. Dr. Mae Jemison, a physician and medical researcher, wore this name tag as a mission specialist when she became the first African American woman to enter space. Her only Space Shuttle flight was STS-47 (1992), a joint Spacelab mission for the United States and Japan. The gold wings insignia denotes an astronaut who is not a pilot. NASA transferred a number of astronaut name tags to the Museum over the years, including this one in 2012.

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

Astronaut

Credit Line

Transfer from NASA

Materials

embossed leather, paint, Velcro

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories

Inventory Number

A20120252000