Socks, Slipper, Shuttle


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Astronauts working aboard the Space Shuttle and International Space Station often wear slipper socks like these. Shoes are not necessary in weightlessness, but crewmembers enjoy the comfort and warmth of soft footwear. Many astronauts simply wear socks as they float around inside the spacecraft. The manufacturer gave these slipper socks to the Museum to use on mannequins depicting Shuttle-era astronauts. These socks are displayed with Guy Bluford's in-flight suit.

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

Credit Line

Gift of Acorn Products Co., Inc.


Leather, Wool blend (85% Wool, 13% Nylon, 2% Lycra spandex), foam


  • Clothing: 29.2 x 11.4 x 27.9cm (11 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 11 in.)
  • Size: MM 9-10

Country of Origin

United States of America



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