Watch, Digital, "Young Astronauts"

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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

Materials

Plastic, Stainless Steel, Paint

Dimensions

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

Type

MEMORABILIA

Inventory Number

A20130186000