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

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

     

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.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Space Systems
Astronaut
Sally K. Ride

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

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

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.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
ILC Space Systems
Astronaut
Sally K. Ride

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Moving Beyond Earth

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Flight Clothing

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

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