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Among the items issued to astronauts are Velcro-backed leather name tags that can be attached to their flight suits and jackets. This name tag is a spare for astronaut Sally K. Ride, who became the first American woman in space in 1983 on the seventh Space Shuttle mission (STS-7). She flew again in 1984, making both flights on Challenger. Astronauts chose the version of their name on these tags. She had a variety of name tags made with Sally, Sally Ride, and Sally K. Ride, and she wore different versions depending on the occasion.

NASA transferred a number of spare astronaut name tags to the Museum over the years.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories Dimensions 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 10.2cm (2 x 4 in.)
Materials leather, Velcro, adhesive, silver embossingLeather, Velcro
Inventory Number A19970601000 Credit Line Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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