Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (McAuliffe)

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Among the items issued to astronauts are Velcro-backed name tags that can be attached to their flight suits and jackets. This name tag is a spare for spaceflight participant Christa McAuliffe, who was selected to fly as the first teacher in space on the STS 51-L Shuttle mission in 1986. She and six crewmates died in the Challenger launch accident, never reaching space. NASA transferred a number of spare astronaut name tags to the Museum over the years.
Transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian Institution in 1997.
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Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center
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Inventory Number
Sharon Christa McAuliffe
Country of Origin
United States of America
Back - Velcro and adhesive; Front - Leather with silver foil (hot press embossed)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 10.2cm (2 x 4 in.)
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