Collection Item Summary:
Among the items issued to astronauts are velcro-backed leather name tags that can be attached to flight suits. This name tag is a spare for astronaut John W. Young, who first flew on Gemini III (1965), commanded Gemini X, was Apollo 10 command module pilot, landed on the moon as Apollo 16 commander, commanded the first Shuttle mission STS-1, and commanded the first Spacelab mission STS-9 (1983). Young was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1981.
NASA transferred a number of spare astronaut name tags to the Museum over the years, including this one in 2001.