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Astronaut:
Ellison S. Onizuka  Search this
Materials:
leather, Velcro, adhesive, silver embossing
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 10.2cm (2 x 4 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Summary:
Among the items issued to astronauts are Velcro-backed name tags that can be attached to their flight suits and jackets. This name tag was a spare for Ellison S. (El) Onizuka, the first person of Asian-Pacific heritage to be selected into the astronaut corps. He flew as a mission specialist on the Space Shuttle in 1985 (Discovery, STS 51-C mission) and died in the Challenger launch accident in 1986 (STS 51-L mission) before reaching space a second time. Astronauts chose the version of their name on these tags; this one shows Onizuka's nickname El. NASA transferred a number of spare astronaut name tags to the Museum over the years.
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19970599000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90cfe34c5-7d87-4daf-b17d-0efbedffc939
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19970599000