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Blue Rice Owls t-shirt worn by Astronaut Danny Olivas on Shuttle flight S7S-117, 2007

 Item — Box: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection consists of Space Shuttle Atlantis memorabilia donated to Rice by Astronaut John D. "Danny" Olivas, who flew on flight S7S-117. Greg Marshall, director of University Relations, passed on the materials to the Woodson Research Center on September 19, 2007.

According to Olivas' NASA biography, the "STS-117 Atlantis (June 8-22, 2007) was the 118th Shuttle mission and the 21st mission to visit the International Space Station, delivering the second starboard truss segment, the third set of U.S. solar arrays, batteries and associated equipment. The mission also entailed the first ever on-orbit EVA repair to the Space Shuttle, Atlantis. During two spacewalks, Olivas accumulated 14 hours and 13 mins of EVA experience. The mission also delivered and returned with an expedition crew member. STS-117 returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California, having traveled more than 5.8 million miles in 13-day, 20 hours and 20 minutes."

Items include a blue Rice Owls t-shirt worn by Astronaut John D. "Danny" Olivas on Shuttle flight S7S-117; a certificate of authenticity for the shirt; and a presentation, display board with a mission patch, a small American flag, and a photo of the crew. Contains 0.25 linear feet (1 box).


  • 2007

Conditions governing access

The collection is open for research use.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.


From the Collection: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA