Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Jim Newman space mementos, 1993 MS 446



creator aut Newman, Jim
Title: Jim Newman space mementos
Dates: 1993
Abstract: This collection contains a t-shirt, two photographs, and a uniform patch all carried into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-51 from September 12-22, 1993. James (Jim) Newman earned his Masters and PhD from Rice and afterwards went to work at NASA, where he flew several space missions.
Identification: MS 446
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

James H. (Jim) Newman earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Dartmouth College (graduated cum laude) in 1978. He then earned both a Master of Arts and Doctorate of Physics degree from Rice University in 1982 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Newman was appointed as adjuct professor in the Department of Space Physics and Astronomy at Rice - that same year, he began working at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He was working as a simulation supervisor when selected for the astronaut program. Dr. Newman flew as a mission specialist on STS-51 (1993), STS-69 (1995), STS-88 (1998) and STS-109 (2002). A veteran of four space flights, Dr. Newman has logged over 43 days in space, including six spacewalks totaling 43 hours and 13 minutes.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a t-shirt, two photographs, and a uniform patch all carried into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-51 from September 12-22, 1993. James (Jim) Newman earned his Masters and PhD from Rice and afterwards went to work at NASA, where he flew several space missions. The photographs feature Dr. Newman wearing the shirt in space.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Newman mementos must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jim Newman space mementos, 1993, MS 446, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Fondren by Jim Newman via Stephen Baker in February 1996.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Folder
1 Series I: Mementos
1 t-shirt with the Rice logo 1993
0 Linear Feet
2 photographs of Jim Newman in space
1 letter explaining the significance of the items