Magellan T. Bear Toy

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Magellan T. Bear, manufactured by the North American Bear Company, became the first official teddy bear in space, flying as the "education specialist" aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-63 mission in February 1995.  The bear's journey was part of an ambitious educational project to stimulate interest in geography, science, and social studies.

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04/28/2017

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Eric Long

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National Air and Space Museum Libraries

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Smithsonian Institution

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