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Name Tag, In-Flight Suit, Shuttle, Sally Ride, STS-7

Object Details

Astronaut
Sally K. Ride
Summary
Astronaut Sally K. Ride wore this name tag for the six-day STS-7 Space Shuttle mission aboard Challenger in June 1983, when she became the first U.S. woman in space. As a mission specialist in the first five-member Shuttle crew, she operated a variety of orbiter systems and experiment payloads. She participated in the launch of two commercial communications satellites and also operated the remote manipulator system arm to maneuver, release, and retrieve a free-flying satellite. Astronauts chose the form of their names on the name tags worn on their jackets. On this occasion, she chose to wear her first name only.
Dr. Ride presented her in-flight suit and name tag to the Museum in a ceremony shortly after the STS-7 mission.
Country of Origin
United States of America
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Credit Line
Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Data Source
National Air and Space Museum
Inventory Number
A19830241001
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Materials
Leather, velcro
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 10.2cm (2 x 4 in.)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94f823dd7-8920-4d8e-9703-334d30bd9730
Record ID
nasm_A19830241001

Name Tag, In-Flight Suit, Shuttle, Sally Ride, STS-7

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