Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Jemison) (Flown)

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    Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Jemison) (Flown)

    Black leather patch with loop Velcro on reverse. Embossed in gold with NASA civilian wings and Mae Jemison printed on obverse. (Flown item)

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

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.