John Herrington, the only enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space, is joining a prestigious group of people who autograph certification labels exclusively for NGC.

Herrington, a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation, was a mission specialist aboard space shuttle Endeavour’s 13-day mission to the International Space Station in late 2002. During the mission, Herrington performed three spacewalks, which are commemorated on the reverse of the 2019 Native American Dollar coin.

“I hope that signing NGC labels for these special coins will help to make people more aware of Native American contributions to all parts of our national life, including space exploration,” Herrington said. “It is an honor to have an opportunity to represent my heritage and this country.”

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