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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection

Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Extent:
109 Cubic feet (305 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1950-1992
Summary:
The collection consists of 109 cubic feet of material, primarily photographs with some additional documentation, covering aerospace topics. The bulk of the material relates to US space exploration, including extensive photo files on US manned missions through the Space Shuttle, and satellite and sounding rocket work. The first series consists of unmanned spacecraft material, the second series consists of manned spacecraft material, and the third series consists of aircraft material.
Scope and Contents:
The Herbert Stephen Desind Collection (acc. 1997-0014) contains approximately 109 cubic feet of material relating to aviation and space flight. The material is primarily photographic in nature and focuses on manned and unmanned space flight activities.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Unmanned Space Programs

Series 2: Manned Space Programs

Series 3: Aviation subjects

Series 4: Country files

Series 5: Miscellaneous files

Series 6: Press Kits
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert Stephen Desind was a Washington, D.C. area native born on January 15, 1945, raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and educated at the University of Maryland. He obtained his BA degree in Communications at Maryland in 1967, and began working in the local public schools as a science teacher. At the time of his death, in October 1992, he was a high school teacher and a freelance writer/lecturer on spaceflight. Desind also was an avid model rocketeer, specializing in using the Estes Cineroc, a model rocket with an 8mm movie camera mounted in the nose. To many members of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), he was known as "Mr. Cineroc." His extensive requests worldwide for information and photographs of rocketry programs even led to a visit from FBI agents who asked him about the nature of his activities.

Mr. Desind used the collection to support his writings in NAR publications, and his building scale model rockets for NAR competitions. Desind also used the material in the classroom, and in promoting model rocket clubs to foster an interest in spaceflight among his students.

Desind entered the NASA Teacher in Space program in 1985, but it is not clear how far along his submission rose in the selection process. He was not a semi-finalist, although he had a strong application.

In 1991, Desind was named Science Teacher of the Year by Prince George's County and the Potomac Electric Power Company.

Desind died October 16, 1992, having succumbed to colon cancer.

On November 17, 1994, the Herbert Desind Memorial Space Awareness Center, a state-of-the-art facility, was created and dedicated at Laurel High School. Today that Center houses the Cooperative Satellite Learning Project (CSLP) class as well as other science classes. The CSLP is a business, government, and educational partnership, focusing on space sciences and engineering. One of the sponsors of CSLP is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

In 1997, Desind's father and sister donated his collection to the National Air and Space Museum.
Provenance:
Barbara Desind Kernan, Gift, 1997
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Topic:
Manned space flight  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Space shuttles  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0014
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0014
Additional Online Media:

Everyone's Gone to the Moon

Artist:
Kenneth King  Search this
Publisher:
Mainstay Music, Inc.  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., born 20 Jan 1930  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29 May 1917 - 22 Nov 1963  Search this
Michael Collins, born 31 Oct 1930  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27.8 × 21.5cm (10 15/16 × 8 7/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1969
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape\Moonscape  Search this
Sheet music  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Male  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Michael Collins: Male  Search this
Michael Collins: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Michael Collins: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Museum\Director  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Michael Collins: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2014.84
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.84
Additional Online Media:

Neil Armstrong

Artist:
Charles A. Fagan, born 1967  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
estimate: 243.8cm (96")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
2007
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Ruler  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Purdue University
Website: www.purdue.edu/
Object number:
IN080001
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_IN080001

Apollo XI Crew

Artist:
Yousuf Karsh, 23 Dec 1908 - 13 Jul 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Michael Collins, born 31 Oct 1930  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., born 20 Jan 1930  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 26 × 33 cm (10 1/4 × 13")
Sheet: 35.2 × 42.8 cm (13 7/8 × 16 7/8")
Mount: 40.6 × 48.3 cm (16 × 19")
Mat (Karsh exhibit): 55.9 × 71.1 cm (22 × 28")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Texas\Harris\Houston
Date:
1969
Topic:
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Male  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Michael Collins: Male  Search this
Michael Collins: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Michael Collins: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Museum\Director  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Michael Collins: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh
Object number:
NPG.2012.77.16
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Yousuf Karsh
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2012.77.16

Neil Armstrong

Artist:
Robert Theodore McCall, 23 Dec 1919 - 26 Feb 2010  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 50.8 x 76.2cm (20 x 30")
Frame: 70.2 x 95.3 x 5.1cm (27 5/8 x 37 1/2 x 2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2009
Topic:
Imaginary  Search this
Vehicle\Airplane\Jet  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of McCall Studios
Object number:
S/NPG.2010.51
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2010 Laurie H. McCall
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2010.51

America's First Moon Landing, July 21, 1969

Title:
Neil Armstrong, Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin; Allyn Cox
Artist:
Allyn Cox, 1896 - 1982  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., born 20 Jan 1930  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas applied to wall
Dimensions:
86.4 x 45.7cm (34 x 18")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1975
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag  Search this
Vehicle\Spacecraft\Rocket  Search this
Nature & Environment\Moon  Search this
Mural  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Male  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: U.S. Senate
Object number:
35.00001.000
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_35.00001.000

John Young

Title:
John Young in Snoopy Cap
Artist:
Henry C. Casselli, Jr., born 25 October 1946  Search this
Sitter:
John Watts Young, 24 Sep 1930 - 05 Jan 2018  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil sketch on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 41.2 x 34 cm (16 1/4 x 13 3/8")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\Florida\Brevard\Cape Canaveral
Date:
1981
Topic:
John Watts Young: Male  Search this
John Watts Young: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
John Watts Young: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Taylor Energy Company LLC
Object number:
NPG.2008.49
Restrictions & Rights:
© Henry C. Casselli, Jr.
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1960-2000
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 342
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2008.49

Neil Armstrong Dreams of the Moon

Artist:
Tina Mion, born 26 Aug 1960  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25.4 x 34.3 cm (10 x 13 1/2")
Frame: 45.7 x 55.9 x 8.9 cm (18 x 22 x 3 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2007
Topic:
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Vicki Green and Robert Curry, Pat and Bill Kelley, Gerald Talansky and Cynthia Ratcliff, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Van Wesel
Object number:
NPG.2008.32
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2008.32

Rackete: Apollo (Rocket: Apollo)

Title:
Neil Armstrong
Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Metal and plastic game toy
Dimensions:
13 x 10.7 x 46.5cm (5 1/8 x 4 3/16 x 18 5/16")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1970
Topic:
Vehicle\Spacecraft\Rocket  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Website: www.hdg.de
Object number:
1992/09/021 SHDG
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1992_09_021_SHDG

Teller zur Mondlandung 1969 (Plate on the Moon Landing 1969)

Title:
Neil Armstrong
Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Unidentified Man  Search this
Medium:
Porcelain, multi-colored
Dimensions:
1.8 x 19.5cm (11/16 x 7 11/16")
Type:
Decorative Arts
Date:
1969
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Vehicle\Spacecraft\Rocket  Search this
Nature & Environment\Moon  Search this
Human Figures\Astronaut  Search this
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Website: www.hdg.de
Object number:
1993/07/760 SHDG
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1993_07_760_SHDG

Mercury Seven Astronauts

Artist:
Flip Schulke, 24 Jun 1930 - 15 May 2008  Search this
Sitter:
Malcolm Scott Carpenter, 1 May 1925 - 10 Oct 2013  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr., 12 Mar 1923 - 3 May 2007  Search this
Virgil Grissom, 3 Apr 1926 - 27 Jan 1967  Search this
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., 18 Nov 1923 - 21 Jul 1998  Search this
Unidentified Man  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr., 18 Jul 1921 - 8 Dec 2016  Search this
Donald Slayton, 1 Mar 1924 - 13 Jun 1993  Search this
L. Gordon Cooper Jr., 6 Mar 1927 - 4 Oct 2004  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Mount: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
Image/Sheet: 21.7 × 33.5 cm (8 9/16 × 13 3/16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Florida\Brevard\Cape Canaveral
Date:
1961
Topic:
Baggage & Luggage\Briefcase  Search this
Printed Material\Map  Search this
Home Furnishings\Telephone  Search this
Vehicle\Spacecraft\Rocket  Search this
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Male  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Science and Technology\Engineer  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Military\Navy\Officer\Captain  Search this
Malcolm Scott Carpenter: Male  Search this
Malcolm Scott Carpenter: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Malcolm Scott Carpenter: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Malcolm Scott Carpenter: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Malcolm Scott Carpenter: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Malcolm Scott Carpenter: Natural Resources\Explorer\Ocean Explorer  Search this
L. Gordon Cooper Jr.: Male  Search this
L. Gordon Cooper Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
L. Gordon Cooper Jr.: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.: Male  Search this
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.: Military\Navy\Officer\Rear Admiral  Search this
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.: Male  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.: Military\Marine Corps\Officer\Pilot  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.: Military\Marine Corps  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Male  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Donald Slayton: Male  Search this
Donald Slayton: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Donald Slayton: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.99.163
Restrictions & Rights:
©Flip Schulke Archives
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
In Mid-Sentence
On View:
NPG, North Gallery 220
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.99.163

Roger Chaffee, Virgil Grissom, and Edward White

Title:
Brake
Artist:
Robert Rauschenberg, 22 Oct 1925 - 12 May 2008  Search this
Sitter:
Roger Bruce Chaffee, 15 Feb 1935 - 27 Jan 1967  Search this
Virgil Grissom, 3 Apr 1926 - 27 Jan 1967  Search this
Edward Higgins White, 14 Nov 1930 - 27 Jan 1967  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 102.8 x 68cm (40 1/2 x 26 3/4")
Sheet: 106.5 x 73.7cm (41 15/16 x 29")
Mount: 110.8 x 77.5cm (43 5/8 x 30 1/2")
Type:
Print
Date:
1969
Topic:
Virgil Grissom: Male  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Edward Higgins White: Male  Search this
Edward Higgins White: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Edward Higgins White: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Roger Bruce Chaffee: Male  Search this
Roger Bruce Chaffee: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Roger Bruce Chaffee: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.94.115
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.115

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.

Artist:
Daniel E. Greene, born 26 Feb 1934  Search this
Sitter:
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr., 12 Mar 1923 - 3 May 2007  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on paper (?)
Dimensions:
101.6cm x 81.2cm (40" x 31 15/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1963
Topic:
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Male  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Science and Technology\Engineer  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.: Military\Navy\Officer\Captain  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Navy Art Center
Object number:
GREENE 1
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_GREENE_1

Apollo 11 Crew

Title:
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
Artist:
Ronald Carl Anderson, 1927 - 1981  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., born 20 Jan 1930  Search this
Michael Collins, born 31 Oct 1930  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
Board: 102.2 x 81.3 x 2.5cm (40 1/4 x 32 x 1")
Frame: 118.1 x 97.8 x 6.4cm (46 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 2 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1969
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Water\Ocean  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water\Ocean  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Vehicle\Spacecraft\Rocket  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Moonscape  Search this
Vehicle\Lunar module  Search this
Nature & Environment\Planet\Earth  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Male  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Michael Collins: Male  Search this
Michael Collins: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Michael Collins: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Museum\Director  Search this
Michael Collins: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Michael Collins: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Blakemore, Midland, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Omar Harvey, Dallas, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. R.K. Keitz, Dallas, Texas; Col. and Mrs. Thomas A.P. Krock, Dallas, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Lloyd, Jr., Houston, Texas; Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Maxfield, Dallas, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Nagorny, Jr., Houston, Texas; Dr. and Mrs. H.B. Renfrow, Dallas, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Taylor, Dallas, Texas; Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert Terry, Miami, Florida; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Young, Dallas, Texas; and an anonymous donor
Object number:
NPG.70.36
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1960-2000
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 342
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.70.36

Roger Chaffee, Virgil Grissom and Edward White

Artist:
J. Alex Langley, active c. 1950s - 1960s  Search this
Sitter:
Roger Bruce Chaffee, 15 Feb 1935 - 27 Jan 1967  Search this
Virgil Grissom, 3 Apr 1926 - 27 Jan 1967  Search this
Edward Higgins White, 14 Nov 1930 - 27 Jan 1967  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
35.5cm x 22.9cm (14" x 9"), Accurate
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Florida\Brevard\Canaveral, Cape
Date:
1967
Topic:
Costume\Footwear\Boots  Search this
Exterior\Launch site  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Male  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Virgil Grissom: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Edward Higgins White: Male  Search this
Edward Higgins White: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Edward Higgins White: Military\Air Force\Officer\Pilot  Search this
Roger Bruce Chaffee: Male  Search this
Roger Bruce Chaffee: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Roger Bruce Chaffee: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC422
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC422

Neil Armstrong

Artist:
Louis S. Glanzman, 1922 - 2013  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic and casein on Masonite
Dimensions:
Sight: 76.8 x 56.5cm (30 1/4 x 22 1/4")
Frame: 83.8 x 64.1 x 3.8cm (33 x 25 1/4 x 1 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1969
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Equipment\Camera  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC844
Restrictions & Rights:
© Louis S. Glanzman
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC844

Sally K. Ride Papers

Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Extent:
24 Cubic feet (63 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Sally K. Ride Papers consists of over 23 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and film, created or collected by Sally Ride and chronicling her career from the 1970s through the 2010s. The papers document Ride's lifetime of achievements and include material relating to her astronaut training and duties; her contributions to space policy; her work as a physicist; and her work as an educator, including Sally Ride Science and related STEM projects.
Scope and Contents:
The Sally Ride Papers reflect Ride's careers as a student, astronaut, physicist, professor, author, and CEO of Sally Ride Science. This collection consists of material gathered by Sally Ride over the course of her life. This material is particularly rich in training materials from her astronaut days, but also provides significant insight into her career in academia and her interest and support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

The bulk of this collection consists of materials related to Ride's professional work. This includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports and papers, notes, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, and miscellaneous materials. Materials of a personal nature were retained by her family and therefore do not figure in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized chronologically into the following 12 series:

Series 1: Schooling

Series 2: NASA Career

Subseries 2.1: Training and Flights

Subseries 2.1.1: T-38 Training

Subseries 2.1.2: Space Shuttle Flight Training, General

Subseries 2.1.3: STS-7 Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.4: STS-41G Space Shuttle Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.5: Miscellaneous Space Shuttle Flight Training

Subseries 2.2: NASA Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.2.1: Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission Report) 1986

Subseries 2.2.2: NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator [Ride Report] 1987

Subseries 2.2.3: Columbia Accident Investigation Board / NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond Report 2003

Subseries 2.2.4: Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee (Augustine Committee)

Subseries 2.3: White House Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.3.1: President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Subseries 2.3.2: Briefing for the Vice President of the United States, 1986

Subseries 2.3.3: Briefing for the Clinton/Gore Transition, 1992

Series 3: Space.com

Series 4: Academia Subseries 4.1: Physics Research Papers by Ride

Subseries 4.2: Ride's Physics Research Proposals and Projects

Subseries 4.3: Physics Research Files

Subseries 4.4: Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.5: Non-Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.6: Physics Conferences and Seminars

Subseries 4.7: Miscellaneous Department of Physics Materials

Subseries 4.8: California Space Institute

Series 5: Sally Ride STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] Education Projects

Subseries 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project Subseries 5.2: Imaginary Lines/Sally Ride Science

Subseries 5.3: STEM Books

Series 6: Space and STEM Education Advocacy

Subseries 6.1: Space Advocacy

Subseries 6.1.1: Space Advocacy Articles

Subseries 6.1.2: Space Advocacy Speeches

Subseries 6.1.3: Space Advocacy Committees.

Subseries 6.2: STEM Advocacy, Committees and Conferences

Series 7: Awards and Publicity

Subseries 7.1: Awards

Subseries 7.2: Correspondence/Invitations

Subseries 7.3: Boards

Subseries 7.4: Publicity Files

Series 8: Research Files

Subseries 8.1: Space:

Subseries 8.1.1: Space Articles, Reports, and NASA Publications

Subseries 8.1.2: Space Files – Commission, Workshops, and Special Reports

Subseries 8.2: Education

Series 9: Miscellaneous

Series 10: First Day Covers/Autographs

Series 11: Oversized material

Series 12: Films, Audio Tapes, and Media
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Sally K. Ride became a national icon of achievement in science and space on June 18, 1983, when she became the first American woman to fly in space. Born in 1951 in suburban Encino, California, she took up tennis as a teenager and within a few years was ranked eighteenth nationally. In 1968, she enrolled at Swarthmore College as a physics major, but she dropped out after three semesters to train full-time at tennis. In 1970, Ride gave up tennis and entered Stanford University, where she took a double major in physics and English literature. She went on to complete a Masters and Ph.D. in physics from Stanford. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with the theoretical behavior of free electrons in a magnetic field.

While completing her Ph.D. in physics, she saw an announcement that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was looking for young scientists to serve as mission specialists and she immediately applied. She passed NASA's preliminary process and became one of 208 finalists. Ride was flown to Johnson Space Center outside Houston for physical fitness tests, psychiatric evaluation, and personal interviews. Three months later, she was an astronaut and one of six women selected for the class of 1978.

While learning to use a new space shuttle remote manipulative arm for a future mission, Ride acted as backup orbit Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for STS-2 and prime orbit CAPCOM for STS-3. She was named a mission specialist on the seventh flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. As a mission specialist in the first five-member Shuttle crew, she operated a variety of orbiter systems and experiment payloads; she participated in the launch of two commercial communications satellites and also operated the remote manipulator system arm to maneuver, release, and retrieve a free-flying satellite. Ride also flew on a second mission, STS-41G in 1984, again on the Challenger. She spent a total of more than 343 hours in space.

Ride's career and legacy extended well beyond her missions in space. Ride had completed eight months of training for her third flight (STS-61-M, a TDRS deployment mission) when the space shuttle Challenger disaster occurred, and she was named to the Rogers Commission (the presidential commission investigating the accident) and headed its subcommittee on operations. Following the investigation, Ride was assigned to NASA headquarters where she led a strategic planning effort for NASA that yielded the 1987 report NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator (also known as the Ride Report), and she served as the first chief of the new NASA Office of Exploration. In 1993, she was named to the Columbia Accident Board, appointed to investigate the causes and to recommend remedies after that tragic loss.

In 1987, Ride left NASA to become a full-time educator. She first worked at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control and in 1989 she became a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Director of the California Space Institute. From the mid-1990s until her death, Ride led two public-outreach programs for NASA — the ISS EarthKAM and GRAIL MoonKAM projects, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UCSD. The programs allowed middle school students to request images of the Earth.

Ride continued her endeavors to improve science education and encourage young people to study science through her independent initiatives as an author or co-author of seven books on space aimed at children, and as a co-founder of Sally Ride Science, a company founded in 2001 that creates entertaining science programs and publications for upper elementary and middle school students, with a particular focus on science education for girls.

Ride died on July 23, 2012, at the age of 61, seventeen months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Provenance:
Gift of Tam O'Shaughnessy, received March 2014.
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
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Physics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0025
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0025
Additional Online Media:

Website Records, 2008-2012

Creator:
Smithsonian Enterprises  Search this
Uniform title:
The Daily Planet (Blog)  Search this
The Once and Future Moon (Blog)  Search this
The View From 30,000 Feet (Blog)  Search this
Air and Space Magazine  Search this
Subject:
Satre, Steve  Search this
Spudis, Paul D  Search this
Lunar and Planetary Institute  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Place:
Moon
Outer space
Date:
2008
2008-2012
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-051
See more items in:
Website Records 1987-2017 [Smithsonian Enterprises]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_361538

Michael J. Neufeld Papers, 1965-1974, 1987-2004

Creator:
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-  Search this
Uniform title:
The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It? (Monograph)  Search this
The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era (Monograph)  Search this
The Skilled Metalworkers of Nuremberg: Craft and Class in the Industrial Revolution (Monograph)  Search this
Subject:
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aeronautics Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Aeronautics  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Color negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1965
1965-1974
1965-1974, 1987-2004
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Learning and scholarship  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Research  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-126
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 3/15/2011 deed of gift; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_308797

Productions, 2009-2010

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Uniform title:
100 Years of Natural History (Television program)  Search this
Aerial America (Television series)  Search this
Amazing Plants (Television program)  Search this
America Wild and Wacky (Television series)  Search this
America's Lost Submarine (Television program)  Search this
Asteroid Trackers (Television program)  Search this
Baby Planet (Television series)  Search this
Battle for the Atlantic (Television series)  Search this
Concorde: Flying Supersonic (Television program)  Search this
Cromwell: God's Executioner (Television series)  Search this
Electrified: The Guitar Revolution (Television program)  Search this
Gallipoli (Television program)  Search this
Hindenburg: The Untold Story (Television program)  Search this
Hittites (Television program)  Search this
Hydrotech (Television series)  Search this
Inside the Music (Television series)  Search this
Japanese Bow: Built to Kill (Television program)  Search this
Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Best Friends (Television program)  Search this
Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs Origins (Television program)  Search this
Panda Breeding Diary (Television program)  Search this
Parthenon "Roadsworth" (Television program)  Search this
Raven Tales (Television series)  Search this
Running with Wolves (Television program)  Search this
Seed Hunters (Television program)  Search this
Seizing Justice: The Greensboro 4 (Television program)  Search this
Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)  Search this
South Sea Pearls (Television program)  Search this
Stealth: Flying Invisible (Television program)  Search this
System Crash (Television series)  Search this
Tattoo Odyssey (Television program)  Search this
The Re-Inventors (Television series)  Search this
The Real Story (Television series)  Search this
The Rivals (Television program)  Search this
The Roman Invasion of Britain (Television series)  Search this
The Sword (Television series)  Search this
Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin (Television program)  Search this
Undersea Edens (Television series)  Search this
Zoo Vets: Claws, Paws, and Fins (Television program)  Search this
Subject:
Showtime Networks  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithsonian Networks (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
0.46 cu. ft. (0.46 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Digital versatile discs
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
2009-2010
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science--History  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-188
Restrictions & Rights:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_309964

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