Title: NASA Space Flight Medal
Accession #: NHHC 1987-97-J
Medium: Metal, Fabric
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command
One NASA Space Flight Medal. The obverse rim of the planchet is formed in the shape of a wreath with an unrolled scroll across the middle. In the foreground is a triangle with a space shuttle in the center. Below the triangle is the "worm" style NASA logo. The reverse is stamped "Space Flight Medal" The medal has a small metal finger projection at the top center attached to a suspension ring. The ribbon tapers to the ring. The ribbon colors are blue, red, black, red, aquamarine, red, black, red, blue. The pin and clasp is a slip-on style.
The NASA Space Flight Medal is awarded to any astronaut, American foreign, who flies aboard a United States Space mission.