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Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Jim Newman space mementoes, 1993 MS 446



creator Author (aut) Newman, Jim
Title: Jim Newman space mementoes
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 ft. (1 folder)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Conditions Governing Use note

This material is open for research.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1 t-shirt with the Rice logo 1993

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2 photographs of Jim Newman in space

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1 letter explaining the significance of the items

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