CLEVELAND, Ohio — The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) presents a new exhibit featuring NASA’s female mission controllers.
On display are various photographs, patches, ID badges and checklists used during STS-1 the very first space shuttle flight.
Former NASA mission controller, Marianne Dyson, recently donated a few of her personal items, including a Flight Activities Officer (FAO) console ascent checklist and entry checklist for STS-1, the very first space shuttle flight in 1981. The exhibit is adjacent to an actual mission control console donated to the museum from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
The exhibit was curated by Cleveland State University graduate student Sarah Prezioso and Space Advisor and Trustee Marcy Frumker.
The museum offers free admission. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Office, gift shop and research center hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The International Women’s Air & Space Museum is in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport.