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Jim Newman space mementos

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0446
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

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.

Dates

  • 1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet ( (1 folder))

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Creator

Title
Guide to Jim Newman space mementos, 1993
Status
Completed
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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