The nation's Commander-In-Chief is now officially an Obamanaut.
In an Oval Office photo op Tuesday at the White House, President Obama slipped into a royal blue NASA Astronaut jacket with crew patches from the shuttle's last two missions, STS-134 and STS-135, as well as STS-1, STS-31 (the Hubble Space Telescope deployment mission) and STS-104 (an International Space Station assembly mission).
The name patch on the jacket says "Barack Obama" and "President Of The United States of America."
The coat was presented to the president by Janet Kavandi, Director of the Flight Crew Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center, who flew as a mission specialist on STS-104.
In the background (left to right) are members of the STS-135 crew, pilot Doug Hurley, mission specialist Sandra Magnus, mission commander Chris Ferguson and mission specialist Rex Walheim.
NASA's 135th and final shuttle flight launched July 8 and landed July 21.
ABOUT THE IMAGE: Click to enlarge the White House photo of President Obama in the Oval Office with the crew of the final shuttle flight. Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House.