2001 A Space Odyssey Book Flown on Space Shuttle Atlantis

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Astronaut Thomas D. Jones took this book with him on the first Space Shuttle mission of 2001, STS-98 on Atlantis. Because 2001 A Space Odyssey had influenced him to become an astronaut, he bought this hardbound version in 2000 to take on his upcoming spaceflight. Upon learning of the book’s 2001 flight, author Arthur C. Clarke later sent Jones a signed bookplate for the flyleaf. Jones gave this book to the Museum in 2016.




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