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.