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Accession 19-020

National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs

Program and Exhibition Files, 2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs
Title: Program and Exhibition Files
Dates: 2003
Quantity: 0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 19-020
Language of Materials: English
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.

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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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-020, National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs, Program and Exhibition Files

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Container List

Box 1

Cards from Resurrection Lutheran Church and Cub Scout Pack 477

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Handmade Cards for Each of the Families of the Columbia 7 from Rebecca Buron, Age 12 (originally sent to Johnson Space Center)

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Handmade Cards from Schoolchildren

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Expressions of Sympathy from Israel

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Kalpana's Dream (Original Song), Written and Performed by David Brennan (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 1

Memorial Materials

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Miscellaneous Expressions of Sympathy (2 folders)

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