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

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item 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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19830241001

Credit Line

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Astronaut

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Leather, velcro

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.1 x 10.2cm (2 x 4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories