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Manufactured by:
Gibson & Barnes, American, founded 1977  Search this
Worn by:
Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., American, born 1946  Search this
Issued by:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American, founded 1958  Search this
cloth, metal, leather
On form: 57 1/2 × 16 3/4 × 9 in. (146.1 × 42.5 × 22.9 cm)
Place made:
El Cajon, San Diego County, California, United States, North and Central America
A blue full body flight suit worn by Charles F. Bolden Jr. The suit zippers in the front and has several pockets and patches on it. The front of the suit has three patches on the chest. On the PR breast is the mission patch for STS 61C and features a circular design with an image of the space shuttle and a band displaying the names of the mission's astronauts. On the PR breast is a circular NASA logo patch, above which is a leather nametag reading [CHARLES BOLDEN / MAJOR USMC]. The nametag is a dark leather with golden text and pilot's insignia. On the PR shoulder is a circular patch for the 1980 NASA Astronaut Groups 9, which features the year and a space shuttle launching with nineteen white stars. The PL shoulder has an American flag patch. There are Velcro straps at the waist and zippered sections on the arms and legs for adjustments. The legs have a number of zippered pockets. A manufacturer's tag with handwritten details is sewn to the inside of the suit.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Military  Search this
Science  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret)
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture