Watch, Digital, "Young Astronauts"


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

This Young Astronauts digital watch was created as a part of the educational program launched by the White House in 1984 to encourage schoolchildren's interest in science and math. A Young Astronauts television program was shown in schools across the country and chapters of the Young Astronauts Program formed in schools and communities.

The watch was collected by Nancy Yasecko, a filmmaker who grew up in Florida near Cape Canaveral, and whose film "Growing Up with Rockets," released in 1985, is a personal memoir of growing up in the shadow of the United States' civil human spaceflight program. The watch is part of a collection of artifacts that Yasecko donated to the Museum in 2012 along with a copy of the film, which is held by the Museum's film archives.

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 The Growing Up with Rockets Collection


Plastic, Stainless Steel, Paint


Overall: 20.6 x 3.2 x 0.6cm (8 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin

Hong Kong



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