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Robert Pearlman
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Astronaut Sally Ride's personal items and papers acquired by Smithsonian

In life, Sally Ride privately organized her personal items, NASA artifacts, awards and papers, which now will represent her career and legacy as America's first woman in space as part of the Smithsonian's collection.

The late astronaut and science educator, who died in 2012 of pancreatic cancer, set aside the objects that seemed to mean the most to her personally.

"In a way, Sally curated her own life, in that she put her astronaut gear and things that were most sentimental to her into a special trunk," said Valerie Neal, a curator and the chair of the space history division at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. "We sort of took our cue from her as to what was important to have in the museum's collection."

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I enjoyed the presentation and hopefully they will display some of the items. Meanwhile, you can see some of the artifacts here on the National Air and Space Museum's website.

Robert Pearlman
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Originally posted by JBoe:
...hopefully they will display some of the items.
As noted in the article:
The National Air and Space Museum will place on exhibit 32 of Ride's artifacts in a new temporary display as part of its renovated Milestones of Flight Hall, which is set to re-open in July 2016.
For those who missed today's program when it aired live:

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