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Program and Exhibition Files, 2003

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Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Columbia (Spacecraft)  Search this
Physical description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Artifacts
Date:
2003
Notes:
Electronic List in accession file.
Folder List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Unarranged
Summary:
This accession consists of sympathy cards and notes following the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia upon its reentry into the atmosphere on February 1, 2003. After the disaster, visitors began leaving these materials, many of which are hand-written and illustrated, at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in a make-shift memorial. Other materials were sent to NASM by the public, including many schoolchildren, as well as by other organizations and foreign embassies. Materials also include prayer cards, memorial programs, mission patches and stickers, stamps, an original song, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Memorials  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-020
See more items in:
Program and Exhibition Files 1980-2003 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397918