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Button, Mondale-Ferraro, Sally Ride

Manufacturer:
Sally K. Ride  Search this
Materials:
Iron disk, paper, plastic, safety pin clasp
Dimensions:
Overall: 0.6 × 3.5cm (1/4 × 1 3/8 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-People
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Tam O'Shaughnessy
Inventory Number:
A20140237000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Sally K. Ride Papers

Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Extent:
24 Cubic feet (63 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Sally K. Ride Papers consists of over 23 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and film, created or collected by Sally Ride and chronicling her career from the 1970s through the 2010s. The papers document Ride's lifetime of achievements and include material relating to her astronaut training and duties; her contributions to space policy; her work as a physicist; and her work as an educator, including Sally Ride Science and related STEM projects.
Scope and Contents:
The Sally Ride Papers reflect Ride's careers as a student, astronaut, physicist, professor, author, and CEO of Sally Ride Science. This collection consists of material gathered by Sally Ride over the course of her life. This material is particularly rich in training materials from her astronaut days, but also provides significant insight into her career in academia and her interest and support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

The bulk of this collection consists of materials related to Ride's professional work. This includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports and papers, notes, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, and miscellaneous materials. Materials of a personal nature were retained by her family and therefore do not figure in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized chronologically into the following 12 series:

Series 1: Schooling

Series 2: NASA Career

Subseries 2.1: Training and Flights

Subseries 2.1.1: T-38 Training

Subseries 2.1.2: Space Shuttle Flight Training, General

Subseries 2.1.3: STS-7 Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.4: STS-41G Space Shuttle Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.5: Miscellaneous Space Shuttle Flight Training

Subseries 2.2: NASA Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.2.1: Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission Report) 1986

Subseries 2.2.2: NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator [Ride Report] 1987

Subseries 2.2.3: Columbia Accident Investigation Board / NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond Report 2003

Subseries 2.2.4: Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee (Augustine Committee)

Subseries 2.3: White House Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.3.1: President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Subseries 2.3.2: Briefing for the Vice President of the United States, 1986

Subseries 2.3.3: Briefing for the Clinton/Gore Transition, 1992

Series 3: Space.com

Series 4: Academia Subseries 4.1: Physics Research Papers by Ride

Subseries 4.2: Ride's Physics Research Proposals and Projects

Subseries 4.3: Physics Research Files

Subseries 4.4: Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.5: Non-Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.6: Physics Conferences and Seminars

Subseries 4.7: Miscellaneous Department of Physics Materials

Subseries 4.8: California Space Institute

Series 5: Sally Ride STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] Education Projects

Subseries 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project Subseries 5.2: Imaginary Lines/Sally Ride Science

Subseries 5.3: STEM Books

Series 6: Space and STEM Education Advocacy

Subseries 6.1: Space Advocacy

Subseries 6.1.1: Space Advocacy Articles

Subseries 6.1.2: Space Advocacy Speeches

Subseries 6.1.3: Space Advocacy Committees.

Subseries 6.2: STEM Advocacy, Committees and Conferences

Series 7: Awards and Publicity

Subseries 7.1: Awards

Subseries 7.2: Correspondence/Invitations

Subseries 7.3: Boards

Subseries 7.4: Publicity Files

Series 8: Research Files

Subseries 8.1: Space:

Subseries 8.1.1: Space Articles, Reports, and NASA Publications

Subseries 8.1.2: Space Files – Commission, Workshops, and Special Reports

Subseries 8.2: Education

Series 9: Miscellaneous

Series 10: First Day Covers/Autographs

Series 11: Oversized material

Series 12: Films, Audio Tapes, and Media
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Sally K. Ride became a national icon of achievement in science and space on June 18, 1983, when she became the first American woman to fly in space. Born in 1951 in suburban Encino, California, she took up tennis as a teenager and within a few years was ranked eighteenth nationally. In 1968, she enrolled at Swarthmore College as a physics major, but she dropped out after three semesters to train full-time at tennis. In 1970, Ride gave up tennis and entered Stanford University, where she took a double major in physics and English literature. She went on to complete a Masters and Ph.D. in physics from Stanford. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with the theoretical behavior of free electrons in a magnetic field.

While completing her Ph.D. in physics, she saw an announcement that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was looking for young scientists to serve as mission specialists and she immediately applied. She passed NASA's preliminary process and became one of 208 finalists. Ride was flown to Johnson Space Center outside Houston for physical fitness tests, psychiatric evaluation, and personal interviews. Three months later, she was an astronaut and one of six women selected for the class of 1978.

While learning to use a new space shuttle remote manipulative arm for a future mission, Ride acted as backup orbit Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for STS-2 and prime orbit CAPCOM for STS-3. She was named a mission specialist on the seventh flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. 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. Ride also flew on a second mission, STS-41G in 1984, again on the Challenger. She spent a total of more than 343 hours in space.

Ride's career and legacy extended well beyond her missions in space. Ride had completed eight months of training for her third flight (STS-61-M, a TDRS deployment mission) when the space shuttle Challenger disaster occurred, and she was named to the Rogers Commission (the presidential commission investigating the accident) and headed its subcommittee on operations. Following the investigation, Ride was assigned to NASA headquarters where she led a strategic planning effort for NASA that yielded the 1987 report NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator (also known as the Ride Report), and she served as the first chief of the new NASA Office of Exploration. In 1993, she was named to the Columbia Accident Board, appointed to investigate the causes and to recommend remedies after that tragic loss.

In 1987, Ride left NASA to become a full-time educator. She first worked at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control and in 1989 she became a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Director of the California Space Institute. From the mid-1990s until her death, Ride led two public-outreach programs for NASA — the ISS EarthKAM and GRAIL MoonKAM projects, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UCSD. The programs allowed middle school students to request images of the Earth.

Ride continued her endeavors to improve science education and encourage young people to study science through her independent initiatives as an author or co-author of seven books on space aimed at children, and as a co-founder of Sally Ride Science, a company founded in 2001 that creates entertaining science programs and publications for upper elementary and middle school students, with a particular focus on science education for girls.

Ride died on July 23, 2012, at the age of 61, seventeen months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Provenance:
Gift of Tam O'Shaughnessy, received March 2014.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Space shuttles  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Physics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0025
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0025
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Report - accident to G-2

Collection Creator:
Mills, George H., 1895-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
October 1948
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
Collection Citation:
George Henry Mills Collection, Acc. 1994-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Henry Mills Collection
George Henry Mills Collection / Series 1: Naval Career of George H. Mills
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1994-0022-ref133

Meet Nicholas Herrera

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-12-03T20:37:14.000Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_EhvmYFR0hY0

One of the Deadliest Fishing Accidents in U.S. Waters

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-01-21T16:30:01.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
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Smithsonian Channel
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edanmdm:yt_Ry079JqBPX4

Did an Old Accident Cause This Plane to Crash 14 Years Later?

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-12-28T16:30:01.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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Abraham Lincoln: Reading the Cracked Plate Portrait

Creator:
Smithsonian Education  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-04-25T13:41:50.000Z
Topic:
Education  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianEducation
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianEducation
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Smithsonian Education
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A Shocking Plane Crash in Busy Downtown Mexico City

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-01-27T13:04:06.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Curtiss D-III Headless Pusher

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Dimensions:
Large Object: 7.8m × 10.36m × 2.7m, 632kg (25.6 ft. × 34 ft. × 8.9 ft., 1393.3lb.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1912
Credit Line:
Gift of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co.
Inventory Number:
A19280009000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19280009000
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Safety 2 of 2

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1966-1970
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 169
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_169

Safety: General

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W, Color Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1969-1970
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 373
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_373

The Accident

Designer:
Herbert Bayer, American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985  Search this
Author:
Dexter Masters, American, 1909–1989  Search this
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, USA  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Book cover
Object Name:
Book cover
Made in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Designed in:
Aspen, CO, USA
Published in:
New York, NY, USA
Date:
1965
Credit Line:
Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors
Accession Number:
2016-54-242
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-54-242
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Osborne, Post & Kurtz, Inc. / Montgomery & Montgomery, New York

Graphic Designer:
Unknown, American  Search this
Medium:
Letterpress: blue ink on white wove paper
Type:
graphic design
letterhead
Object Name:
letterhead
Distributed in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
late 20th century
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas F. O'Malley
Accession Number:
1999-59-17
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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edanmdm:chndm_1999-59-17

American Express: Purchase Protection

Designer:
Maurice Sendak  Search this
Medium:
Paper
Type:
packaging designs
Shopping bag
Object Name:
Shopping bag
Date:
1988
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard A. Manetta
Accession Number:
1992-106-6
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edanmdm:chndm_1992-106-6

Planned Parenthood: Avoid Accidents

Designer:
Terry Lesniewicz, American, b. 1958  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1977
Credit Line:
Gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
1981-29-143
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The Kind-Hearted She-Elephant

Illustrator:
Frederick Stuart Church, American, 1842–1924  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Dudley Tenney, New York City  Search this
Author:
George Thomas Lanigan, Canadian, 1846 - 1886  Search this
Medium:
Printed in black ink on paper
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Ephemera
Object Name:
Ephemera
Made in:
USA
Date:
1878
Credit Line:
Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
Accession Number:
1938-57-1070-210
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Page of a sketchbook; Title page for engraving series on hunting; Accident of a hunter

Designer:
Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, Flemish, 1523–1605  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink, bistre wash (top), gray-brown wash (bottom) on paper
Type:
figures
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Netherlands
Date:
ca. 1590
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors
Accession Number:
1901-39-2658
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edanmdm:chndm_1901-39-2658
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Swift satellite alerts astronomers to cosmic accident in constellation Draco

Creator:
Smithsonian Insider  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:03:04 +0000
Topic:
Science  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Insider
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edanmdm:posts_c32989c8cb557ab7c33d87364bc6be7a

The Girl Graduate - Her Own Book

Title:
Scrapbook assembled by Marjorie P. Collins
Created by:
Marjorie P. Collins  Search this
Published by:
Reilly and Lee Co., American, 1918 - 1959  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with leather
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 x 1 1/2 in. (22.9 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm)
Type:
scrapbooks
Place made:
Prairie View, Waller County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1925
Topic:
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Beatrix Burneston
Object number:
2012.94
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.94
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Case, Medal, Bradford Washburn Award (and case), Sally Ride

Manufacturer:
Medallic Art Company  Search this
Owner:
Sally K. Ride  Search this
Materials:
Wood
Synthetic
Metal
Textile
Dimensions:
3-D: 14.9cm × 14.9cm × 4.4cm, 0.4kg (5.9 × 5.9 × 1.8 in., 0.8lb.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Tam O'Shaughnessy
Inventory Number:
A20140191001
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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