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Charles W. Frick

Creator:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Subject:
Frick, Charles W  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Moon--Exploration  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1728]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_382931

James Ludlow Decker (d. 2006)

Subject:
Decker, James Ludlow d. 2006  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Moon
Topic:
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0945]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_296709

Project Files, 1957-2008

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
Save America's Treasures (Organization)  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
38 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Clippings
Brochures
Drawings
Newsletters
Color photographs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Videotapes
Digital versatile discs
Date:
1957
1957-2008
Topic:
Astronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Budget  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Saturn launch vehicles  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00702
See more items in:
Project Files 1957-2008 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219828

Aerojet-General M-1 Engine Reports

Creator:
Aerojet-General Corporation  Search this
Names:
Aerojet-General Corporation  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
2.08 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
1962-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of design information, development program plans, quarterly technical progress reports, research and development proposals, and technical reviews concerning the development of the M-1 rocket engine. The majority of the material was prepared for NASA by Aerojet-General.
Biographical / Historical:
The 1959 conceptualization of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lunar program, codenamed Apollo, envisioned manned lunar exploration in the 1970s when NASA expected large boosters to be available. Nova was the largest of the four planned boosters, powerful enough to send a manned spacecraft directly to the moon. The second stage of the multistage Nova was to be powered by the liquid hydrogen M-1 engine. Aerojet-General Corporation began development work on the M-1 on 30 April 1962 and, after the Nova direct ascent mode was dropped in favor of lunar orbit rendezvous with the smaller Saturn booster, continued as a program to develop a post-Saturn launch vehicle. The M-1 program was canceled in August 1965 with the indefinite postponement of the vehicle program, at which time most of the major components had undergone testing, although the complete engine had not.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No Donor Information, gift, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Aerojet M-1 Liquid Fuel Motor  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0190
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0190

NASA Publications and Press Material

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Press releases
Publications
Date:
1963-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of NASA press material from circa 1963 thru circa 1980. It includes general press releases, both 'NASA News' and 'NASA News Releases' [1967-70] and press kits for specific missions, mainly in the Apollo series. Also included are NASA related press clippings from the Apollo period [circa 1967-72] from both public and government periodicals.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 29 July 1958 as a civilian agency charged with managing the American Space Program. As with any corporate of government body, NASA issued press kits and releases to inform the media of its operations and gathered clippings to assess its public appearance and it stature with regards to other government agencies.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, unknown, unknown, XXXX-0039, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Manned space flight  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Press releases
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0039

United States Space Program Collection

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Science and Exploration Department  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Science and Exploration Department  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Gemini (U.S.)  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Project Surveyor (U.S.)  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
Extent:
13.08 Cubic feet ((12 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuals
Press releases
Publications
Photographs
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1950-1974
bulk 1959-1974
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material gathered by the Space Science and Exploration Department, National Air and Space Museum, relating to the United States space program through the Skylab missions. The material consists of photos and reference material covering a wide variety of subjects, including space suits, food, lifting bodies, and other support and auxiliary functions, as well as material directly relating to the missions. The bulk of the material consists of photos and NASA press materials.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was inaugurated on 1 October 1958 with the intent of conducting a manned space program. NASA took over the rocketry and propulsion work previously performed by the United States Air Force, Navy, and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Unmanned launches began during the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) under Air Force auspices and have continued to the present with a wide variety of payloads, including space science, weather, communications, and earth observation satellites. The manned program progressed through Projects Mercury (1959-63; launches 1961-63), Gemini (1962-67; launches 1965-66), Apollo (1960-72; launches 1968-72), and Skylab (1969-74; launches 1973-74). The manned program was supported by a number of unmanned exploration vehicles in the Ranger, Lunar Orbiter, and Surveyor series throughout the 1960s, as well as research into a number of related areas.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA SS&E, Transfer, 1983, XXXX-0154, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Space Shuttle Orbiter  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Press releases
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0154
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0154

Joel Banow Collection

Creator:
Banow, Joel  Search this
Names:
CBS  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.). Apollo 11  Search this
Banow, Joel  Search this
Extent:
1.92 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Press releases
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scripts (documents)
Drawings
Manuals
Date:
[ca. 1960s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following materials collected by Joel Banow during his tenure with CBS News covering the United States manned space program: press releases; press kits, correspondence, memorandums, show rundowns, technical specifications, director notes, scripts, storyboards, photographs, drawings, guide books and manuals, transparencies, posters, a videotape, and 16 mm films. There are also three animation cells relating to the coverage of Apollo 11. The material was generated by NASA, CBS and the following NASA contractors -- Grumman, North American Rockwell, and RCA.
Biographical / Historical:
Joel Banow is a retired television director. During his sixteen years with CBS News, he worked on all the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab space shots. As the director, he was responsible for creating a great many of the special effects and simulations needed to tell the story. In 1969, Banow received a Directors Guild of America (DGA) award for his coverage of Apollo 11.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joel Banow, gift, 1999, 2000-0027, Public Domain and CBS
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Television broadcasting -- Special effects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Press releases
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scripts (documents)
Drawings
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0027
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0027

Caldwell C. Johnson Papers

Creator:
Johnson, Caldwell C.  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Apollo-Soyuz (U.S.)  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Johnson, Caldwell C.  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Drawings
Publications
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 34 items of manned space flight memorabilia, circa 1950s-1970s, including pencil and ink drawings by Caldwell Johnson from the Mercury, Apollo, and the Apollo-Soyuz programs. This collection also contains papers, reports, and brochures on these three projects, along with design studies for other spacecraft and related equipment.
Biographical / Historical:
Caldwell C. Johnson was a manned spacecraft designer for NASA and contributed majorly to the Mercury, Apollo, and Apollo-Soyuz projects. Johnson began his aeronautical engineering career in 1937, when at the age of eighteen he was hired by NACA as a model builder. By 1958, Johnson was the top engineering designer for the Pilotless Aircraft Research Division (PARD). He was at that point recruited for the Mercury program where his job was to put the first design of the Mercury capsule on paper. Johnson is a co-holder of the Mercury spacecraft patent and was the principal architect of the Apollo spacecraft. Johnson was also a member of the Space Task Group (STG), and was the Chief of Spacecraft Design at the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Spacecraft Center) during the early 1970s. His last project before his retirement from NASA in 1974, was the Apollo-Soyuz Project.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Caldwell C. Johnson, gift, 2000, 2000-0019, Public Domain?
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Drawings
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0019
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0019

Apollo Space Suit Manuals

Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.82 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
0.78 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Manuals
Date:
1969-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eleven copies of Apollo space suit manuals.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, 1991, 1992-0026, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Space suits  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0026
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0026

Apollo Mission Reports [NASA]

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Saturn (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1.58 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Reports
Date:
1965-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 37 NASA reports relating to the Apollo Space Missions. The reports cover the time period from AS-201, a Saturn 1B launch in February 1966 to Apollo 4 (AS-501), a Saturn V launch in April 1966. The following types of reports are included: engineering summaries; mission reports; test reports; guidance and navigational reports; North American Aviation, Inc. internal letters and notes; technical notes; anomaly reports; and trajectory reports.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA, gift, 1997, 1998-0002, public domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0002

Cape Canaveral Launch Complex Slides

Creator:
Pierce, Harvey F.  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. John F. Kennedy Space Center -- Cape Canaveral (Fla.)  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. John F. Kennedy Space Center. Vertical Assemby Building (VAB) -- Cape Canaveral (Fla.)  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Saturn (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
[ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 173 slides of launch complexes, mainly Complexes 34 and 37 and the Vertical Assembly Building (VAB), at Cape Canaveral during the 1960s. These complexes were used for Saturn 5/Apollo launches and were subsequently modified for the Space Shuttle.
Biographical / Historical:
Harvey F. Pierce was a partner with Maurice H. Connell and Associates, an architecture and engineering firm who did work for NASA during the 1960s. During Pierce's work at Cape Canaveral, he took slides of the launch complexes.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Brian Pierce, gift, 1997, 1997-0044, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Space shuttles  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0044
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0044

Apollo Mission Reports [Fleming]

Creator:
Fleming, William A., 1921-  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Reports
Notes
Place:
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
1961-1962
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following reports relating to the early planning and development of the Apollo Missions: "The Long Range Plan;" "National Launch Vehicle Data Summary;" "Large Launch Vehicle Planning Group;" "A Summary of Various Vehicle Systems for the Manned Lunar Landing Mission;" "A Feasible Approach for An Early Manned Lunar Landing, Parts 1 and 2;" "Manned Lunar-Landing through use of Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous, Vol. 1 and 2;" "Earth Orbital Rendezvous for an early Manned Lunar Landing;" and "A Survey of Various Vehicle Systems for the Manned Lunar Landing Mission." The collection also contains some correspondence between Fleming and White House offices and the Department of Defense. During March 2000, a few additional reports and lecture notes by Fleming were added to this collection.
Biographical / Historical:
In July 1960 NASA prepared to implement "Project Apollo" which would introduce a manned circumlunar mission project to their planning. The project took on a new form, however, when President Kennedy in May 1961 proposed the goal of a manned lunar landing. It was a program of three-man flights, leading to the landing of men on the moon.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
William A. Fleming, gift, 1993, 1993-0033, public domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Reports
Notes
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0033

Space Suit Component and Survival Rucksack Collection

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Gemini (U.S.)  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
Extent:
3.36 Cubic feet ((2 Records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Logs (records)
Reports
Date:
1966-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the development of space suits and accessories for post-Mercury manned missions. The material includes acceptance data packages and test papers for the suits, life support systems, and survival rucksack which chart the testing and development of these systems.
Arrangement:
Arrangement: The papers are arranged chronologically by program, beginning with the Gemini mission in Folder One of Box One (S-1C-1). The papers continue chronologically until concluding with the Skylab and Shuttle missions in Folder 28 of Box Two. Box Three contains binders from the Blue David Clark Co., Inc. These binders include operational logs from NASA and the field, malfunction reports, maintenance logs and serialization control records. Blue prints of the systems tested are also included. Box Four includes two computer printouts. Printout number one contains the summary of hardware located at the Smithsonian as of 3-27-1973. Number two contains the summary of hardware located at the Smithsonian as of 9-10-1973.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was inaugurated on 1 October 1958 with the intent of conducting a manned space program. NASA took over the rocketry and propulsion work previously performed by the United States Air Force, Navy, and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Unmanned launches began during the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) under Air Force auspices and have continued to the present with a wide variety of payloads, including space science, weather, communications, and earth observation satellites. The manned program progressed through Projects Mercury (1959-63; launches 1961-63), Gemini (1962-67; launches 1965-66), Apollo (1960-72; launches 1968-72), and Skylab (1969-74; launches 1973-74). After a hiatus following the Skylab program, the manned program focused on the Space Shuttle, a reusable spacecraft. The manned program was supported by a number of unmanned exploration vehicles in the Ranger, Lunar Orbiter, and Surveyor series throughout the 1960s, as well as research into a number of related areas.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA, Transfer, 1988, 1988-0114, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Space shuttles  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Logs (records)
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0114
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0114

Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews

Creator:
Collins, Martin  Search this
Names:
Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Atwood, John Leland, 1904-1999  Search this
Bradshaw, Delmer  Search this
Burnett, James  Search this
Demitriades, Paul  Search this
Doll, Edward  Search this
Downey, Peter  Search this
Duff, Brian.  Search this
Elms, James C., 1916-  Search this
Fletcher, James  Search this
Gilruth, Robert  Search this
Glennan, Thomas Keith, 1905-1995  Search this
Jacobs, Donald  Search this
Mettler, Ruben F., 1924-  Search this
Miller, Mark  Search this
Mueller, G. E. (George Edwin), 1918-  Search this
Phillips, Samuel  Search this
Ramo, Simon  Search this
Seamans, Robert C.  Search this
Shapley, Willis  Search this
Silverstein, Abe  Search this
Soergel, David  Search this
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-  Search this
Wilson, Thorton  Search this
York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)  Search this
Extent:
3.01 Cubic Feet (16 boxes )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Date:
1985-1990
Summary:
This collection consists of the transcripts for the Glennen-Webb-Seamans Project (GWS), which examines various aspects of NASA management practices during the Apollo program. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the GWS was Martin Collins and the interview set contains 193 hours of interviews with 22 individuals. The central thread of this collection was the problem of configuring new political relations among the space sciences and sponsors. The following individuals were interviewed: J. Leland Atwood; Delmer Bradshaw; James Burnett; Paul Demitriades; Edward Doll; Peter Downey; Brian Duff; James Elms; James Fletcher; Robert Gilruth; T. Keith Glennan; Donald Jacobs; Ruben Mettler; Mark Miller; George Mueller; Samuel Phillips; Simon Ramo; Robert Seamans; Willis Shapley; Abe Silverstein; David Soergel; Harrison Storms; James Webb; Thorton Wilson; and Herbert York.
Scope and Contents:
The Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews consist of 193 hours of interviews with 26 individuals. The audio cassette tapes of these interviews have yet to be remastered and, due to their fragility, are unavailable to researchers. Transcripts are available to researchers, though there are restrictions placed on a number of them. A NASM staff member will advise the patron which transcripts are available for copying or viewing and how to order copies of transcripts and/or CDs.
Arrangement:
The Glennan-Webb-Seamans (GWS) Project Interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Boxes 1-11 (Series 1) contain the interviews on audio cassette tapes. These tapes have yet to be remastered and, due to their fragility, are not available to researchers.

Boxes 12-16 (Series 2) contain the transcripts for these cassette tapes. Most of these transcripts are available to researchers, though restrictions are placed on a small number of them. Transcripts with user restrictions are highlighted in bold type.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection contains the interviews of the Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project (GWS). These interviews analyze a variety of facets revolving around NASA management and its handling of contractors during the Apollo program. The individuals listed as part of this collection's name refer to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) first two administrators and the agency's deputy administrator during much of the 1960s. The principal (though, by no means the only) interviewer for this project was Martin Collins and the interview set consists of 193 hours of interviews with 26 individuals. These interview subjects represent some of the most influential decision-makers at NASA, the aerospace industry and academia. The following were interviewed for this project: J. Leland Atwood; Delmer Bradshaw; James Burnett; Paul Demitriades; Edward Doll; Peter Downey; Brian Duff; James Elms; James Fletcher; Robert Gilruth; T. Keith Glennan; Donald Jacobs; Ruben Mettler; Mark Miller; John Moore; George Mueller; Samuel Phillips; Simon Ramo; Robert Seamans; Willis Shapley; Abe Silverstein; David Soergel; Harrison Storms; James Webb; Thornton Wilson and Herbert York. Among the myriad of topics discussed in these interviews is the Apollo 1 [204] fire that killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee on January 27, 1967, during a test at the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. The GWS Project constitutes one of a number of oral history efforts endeavors conducted by the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Department of Space History.
General note:
This collection consists of the interview transcripts, not the tapes.
Provenance:
Department of Space History, Transfer, 1999, 1999-0036, Varies
Restrictions:
Various restrictions apply.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, Please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Citation:
Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews, Acc. 1999-0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0036
See more items in:
Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0036
Additional Online Media:

North American Rockwell (Harrison Storms) Film Collection

Creator:
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Names:
North American Aviation, Inc  Search this
North American Rockwell Corp  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Rockwell International  Search this
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic Feet ((25 film cans))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1980s]
bulk [ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of fifty-three films made by North American Rockwell during Storms' association with the corporation. This collection also consists of a folder of biographical information on Storms and 213 slides, which include the following topics: Apollo projects; Soviet spacecraft at an unknown Soviet museum; and images of the Bell 47G helicopter.
Biographical / Historical:
Harrison A. Storms, Jr., (1915-1992) helped design Apollo spacecraft and many other aerospace vehicles. A former executive of Rockwell International and its predecessor company, North American Aviation, Storms made contributions to over 40 aircraft and space vehicles. Storms received his bachelor and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, and an aeronautical engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology. Storms was then employed as an aeronautical researcher at North American Aviation in 1941 and during World War II contributed to the advancement of jet propulsion technology. After World War II, Storms served as Chief Engineer of the X-15 program, and also helped design the F-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre Jet, F-100 Super Sabre and the XB-70. Storms went on to become the President of North American's Space and Information Systems Division which won contracts for both the Saturn second stage launch vehicle and the Apollo command and service modules for the successful lunar landing program. Storms was the recipient of many honors and awards and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Phyllis Storms, gift, 1999, 1999-0021, North American Rockwell?
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
North American P-51 Mustang Family  Search this
North American X-15  Search this
North American F-86 Sabre Family  Search this
North American F-100 Super Sabre (Sabre 45) Family  Search this
Bell 47G (helicopter)  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
North American XB-70A (RS-70) Valkyrie  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0021

Apollo Project Rescue Operations Collection

Creator:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company  Search this
Names:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Manned Spacecraft Center  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic Feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Date:
1968-1971
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a set of manuals for the following two series: "Lunar Mission Safety and Rescue" (1970 -1971); and "Emergency Earth Orbital Escape Device Study" (1968-1971). There are also a few additional items relating to the patent of the Emergency Earth Orbital Escape Device.
Biographical / Historical:
In the late 1960s, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company had a contract with the Manned Spacecraft Center, NASA, to conduct parametric analyses of various escape devices (with emphasis on a three-man, single purpose escape system) for the Apollo Project.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Louis A. Delateur, gift, 1998, 1998-0039, public domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0039

Burnley Mahr Space Projects Collection

Creator:
Mahr, Burnley  Search this
Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Rockwell International. Space and Information Systems  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
Mahr, Burnley  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1953-1994
bulk [ca. 1960s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains materials from Mahr's work on the following projects: EOS Landsat, Orbiter, LST Hubble, Navaho, Skylab, Apollo, and the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm. In addition, there are also promotional materials from Rockwell International's Space Division pertaining to various spacecraft.
Biographical / Historical:
Burnley Mahr's career as an aerospace designer began at the University of Minnesota, where he studied engineering in the 1950s. Following employment with Boeing, North American Aviation, and North American Rockwell, he worked for Rockwell International's Space & Information Systems in Downey, California. Throughout the span of his career, Mahr worked on the following projects: Navaho, Gemini, Apollo, Orbiter, LST Hubble, the Shuttle, satellite systems, and the Space Station (Skylab). His most important contribution was the design of the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm for the deployment and plucking of satellites in outer space.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Douglas Mahr, gift, 1996, 1996-0031, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Landsat satellites -- EOS Landsat  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Space Shuttle Orbiter  Search this
Hubble (Large) Space Telescope  Search this
Navaho missile (SM-64)  Search this
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0031

Piercing the horizon : the story of visionary NASA chief Tom Paine / by Sunny Tsiao

Author:
Tsiao, Sunny 1963-  Search this
Subject:
Paine, Thomas O. 1921-1992  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Officials and employees  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 264 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091939

Apollo 11: preliminary science report

Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Division  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 204 p. illus., maps. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 A58 1969X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4096

Eyewitness to space; paintings and drawings related to the Apollo mission to the moon, selected, with a few exceptions, from the art program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1963 to 1969) Written by Hereward Lester Cooke, with the collaboration of James D. Dean. Foreword by J. Carter Brown. Pref. by Thomas O. Paine

Author:
Cooke, Hereward Lester  Search this
Dean, James D  Search this
Fox, Milton S. 1904-1971  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Book designer:
Chang, Nai Y.  Search this
Inscriber:
McCall, Robert 1919-2010 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 26, [2] p., [199] p. of plates. illus. (part col.) 32 x 43 cm
Type:
Catalogs
In art
Date:
1971
[1971]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .E97 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748450

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