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Trousers, In-Flight Suit, Shuttle, Sally Ride, STS-7

Object Details

Manufacturer
ILC Space Systems
Astronaut
Sally K. Ride
Summary
Astronaut Sally K. Ride wore these clothes during 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. The early Shuttle mission astronauts had a NASA-issued wardrobe of identical blue cotton-blend jackets, trousers, shorts and knit shirts.
Dr. Ride presented her in-flight suit to the Museum in a ceremony shortly after the STS-7 mission.
Country of Origin
United States of America
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Credit Line
Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Data Source
National Air and Space Museum
Inventory Number
A19830241002
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Materials
Flame retardant cotton blend, Velcro, stainless steel, plastic, brass, elastic
Dimensions
Clothing (Laid Flat): 99.1 x 53.3 x 7.6cm (39 x 21 x 3 in.)
Clothing Size: XS-S
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94a6cddf7-279b-449b-8e17-b81393bb12be
Record ID
nasm_A19830241002

Trousers, In-Flight Suit, Shuttle, Sally Ride, STS-7

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