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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

Skylab Reentry Audiotape

Creator:
Geraghty, Mike  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains one 90-minute audiocassette tape recording of eyewitness accounts of the July 1979 reentry of the Skylab space station over Australia.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mike Geraghty, Gift, 2001, 2001-0018, 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
Astronautics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0018

Flight Testing Exhibit Collection

Extent:
0.49 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Photographic prints
Technical reports
Date:
bulk 1903-1974
Scope and Contents:
This collection is a product of the material gathered for the Flight Testing Exhibit. It includes the following material: technical reports; copy negatives with corresponding photocopies of images used in the exhibit; unidentified miscellaneous negatives which were probably gathered for research but not used in the exhibit; and a script, with negatives and prints, for the Cruise Missile section of the exhibit.
Biographical / Historical:
The Gallery of Flight Testing, which opened in 1976, was designed to exhibit aircraft design concepts and their significance in the story of flight. The exhibit illustrated problems of flight and how many of those problems have been solved.
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing  Search this
Aeronautics designers  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Technical reports
Citation:
Flight Testing Exhibit Collection, 1994-0053, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0053
Additional Online Media:

Apollo XI Certificate

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Certificates
Date:
bulk 1969
Scope and Contents:
This mass-produced certificate appears to have been presented to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) employees in appreciation for their support of the Apollo Program. The item measures 16 by 20 inches and has color illustrations, including one of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) on the Moon with two astronauts in the foreground. Besides the illustrations, the certificate has printed signatures of the three Apollo 11 astronauts as well as Ozro M. Covington, Assistant Director for Manned Flight Support; Dale W. Call, Network Director; and James M. Stevens, Network Operations Manager. There is one authentic signature, which is for George W. Farris, Station Director for NASA at Goldstone California Space Flight Tracking and Data Network Station in Barstow, California. This particular certificate was presented to Joe Leachman.
Provenance:
Jeannie Fowlston, Gift, 2013
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
Genre/Form:
Certificates
Citation:
Apollo XI Certificate, Accession 2014.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0009
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0009
Additional Online Media:

"Spaceflight" PBS Series Film Footage

Creator:
Baggett, Blaine.  Search this
Extent:
16.6 Cubic Feet ((166 film cans))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Magnetic tapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
bulk 1987
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of 166 film items including thirty magnetic sound tracks and thirty color films. Included in these film items are thirty interviews conducted for 'Spaceflight'.
Biographical / Historical:
The PBS documentary 'Spaceflight' presents a detailed history of space exploration. This miniseries was shown in four parts: "Thunder in the Skies," "The Wings of Mercury," "One Giant Leap," and "The Territory Ahead."
Provenance:
Blaine Baggett, Gift, 1987
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
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Magnetic tapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
"Spaceflight" PBS Series Film Footage, Accession number 1987-0159, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0159
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0159

Space Suit Android Drawings

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation  Search this
Names:
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Cubic feet (1 24 x 38 x 2 drawer)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1964
Summary:
This collection consists of engineering drawings for the android and related gear.
Scope and Content:
This collection consists of engineering drawings for the android and related gear.
Arrangement:
Alphabetical Order.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Space Suit Android was built by ITT under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA's Manned Spaceflight Center, Crew Systems Division, used the android to test and evaluate space suit designs and related equipment for mobility and operational stress. The android was later considered by the United States Air Force for use in its bionics program.
Provenance:
National Air and Space Museum, Division of Space History, transfer, 1989, 1989-0062, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Androids  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Space Suit Android Drawings, Acc. 1989-0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0062
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Space Suit Android Drawings
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0062
Additional Online Media:

Gravity-propelled Interplanetary Space Travel Collection

Creator:
Minovitch, Michael A.  Search this
Names:
Minovitch, Michael A.  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic Feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Date:
1958-1988
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 114 journal articles, letters and printouts by various authors which track the history and development of gravity-assisted trajectories. This collection also includes an introductory letter with a general overview of the topic by Dr. Michael A. Minovitch (California-Berkely) who collected the articles.
Biographical / Historical:
Gravity-propelled interplanetary space travel is the concept where space vehicles are catapulted around the solar system from one planet to another by gravitational forces generated by each planet. This idea, popularly called 'gravity-assisted trajectories,' represents a key breakthrough in space travel.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Dr. Michael A. Minovitch, gift, 1989, 1990-0053, 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
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems  Search this
Space trajectories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0053

Aerospace Industries Association of America Microfilm

Creator:
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Names:
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America  Search this
Aerospace Industries Association of America  Search this
Extent:
2.25 Cubic Feet ((7 shoeboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Microfilms
Date:
1919-1956
Scope and Contents:
These 136 reels of 16 mm microfilm were filmed from the AIA's 1919-1956 records, which document the early history of aviation in the United States. Each reel contains about 4000 documents which trace the strategies, plans, successes and failures of aircraft builders, airline operators, and "air-minded" Americans through aviation's formative years.
Biographical / Historical:
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is the trade association and lobby for the aerospace industry in the United States. It was incorporated in 1922 as the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and changed its name to the Aircraft Industries Association in 1945, before finally becoming the AIA in 1960. The main functions of the association are to provide information to member companies on market, legislative, regulatory, and technological developments and to try and shape these in the members' interests.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., Purchase, 1991-1993, 1991-0084, AIA?
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Law and legislation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0084
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0084

Vandenberg Shuttle Program Collection

Creator:
Vandenberg Air Force Base (Calif.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command  Search this
Vandenberg Air Force Base (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
3.28 Cubic Feet ((3 records center boxes) (1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Brochures
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 67 color prints, four brochures on SAC missile chronology and the Vandenberg program, 21 16 mm films, and 17 video tapes on the Vandenberg shuttle program. The prints include images of the facility during construction; the films include STS mission activity reports and post-flight press conferences.
Biographical / Historical:
During the 1980s, Vandenberg Air Force Base was chosen to support Space Shuttle Operations for the Space Transportation System. Although these plans have since been discarded due to safety hazards, buildings -- such as the V23 Launch Complex, had been built to meet the proposed Shuttle services.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Gift, 1992, 1992-0017, 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 shuttles  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Brochures
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0017
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0017

Stratoscope II Collection

Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1.54 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Notes
Reports
Financial records
Photographs
Date:
1963-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material documenting the development of the Stratoscope II. Included are the following types of material: photographs, financial reports, annual reports, test notes, minutes from internal meetings, correspondence, test plans, flight procedures and tests, record books, slides, and flight schedules.
Biographical / Historical:
The Stratoscope II was a giant .09 meter infrared telescope that was originally designed in the early 1960s for direct imaging but was first applied to infrared spectroscopy of planets and galaxies. The Stratoscope II was a balloon-borne telescope; the balloon was unmanned and the working of the telescope was radio-controlled from the ground while the telescope's pointing and focus were monitored by television.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Dearden/Johns Hopkins University, gfit, 1993, 1993-0069, 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:
Stratoscope II  Search this
Infrared telescopes  Search this
Infrared spectroscopy  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Notes
Reports
Financial records
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0069
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0069

"Science With A Vengeance" Collection

Topic:
Science with a Vengeance
Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.
Biographical / Historical:
David DeVorkin, a Space History Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, completed Science With A Vengeance in 1992. This book traces the exploration of the upper atmosphere with ballistic missiles systems, particularly the V-2. The first part of the book deals with the military context of upper atmospheric research: the military interest in seeing that such work was being done, the formation of appropriate groups in military labs capable of doing the work, and the development of the technical and managerial infrastructure required to get the work done. The later half of the book examines the specific problems each scientific group addressed, including the technical, professional and managerial obstacles they faced as they explored the use of rockets for studying the sun, cosmic rays, the upper atmosphere, and the ionosphere.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
David H. DeVorkin, Transfer, 1994, 1994-0054, NASM/David DeVorkin
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:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Ballistic missiles  Search this
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Ionosphere  Search this
Ionosphere -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0054
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0054

V-2 White Sands Collection

Creator:
Novak, Charles Frank, Sr.  Search this
Names:
Novak, Charles Frank, Sr.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Date:
1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eighteen prints and 2 reels of color and black and white footage relating to the White Sands Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Frank Novak, Sr., worked on the V-2 project at White Sands, New Mexico. Novak's specific project was work on the release system for the V-2 smoke generator. The smoke generator was used to study wind velocities in the upper atmosphere by means of visible smoke clouds.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joseph Suarez, Gift, 1994, 1995-0008, 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:
Launch complexes (Astronautics) -- White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0008
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0008

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

Robert H. Goddard Notebook and Publications

Topic:
Partial Differential Equations
Creator:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945.  Search this
Names:
Clark University  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Manuscripts
Notebooks
Date:
1909-1938
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following materials: 1) Dr. Goddard's handwritten university note book, entitled 'Partial Differential Equations'; 2) Seven publications by Dr. Goddard related to railway and rocket topics from 1909 to 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Worcester, Mass., Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945) received his B.A. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1908 and received his M.A. in 1910 and Ph.D. in 1911 from Clark University. Dr. Goddard, trained as a physicist and engineer, is recognized as a space pioneer due to his concepts of rocket propulsion systems.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mrs. Robert Goddard, transfer from NASM Division of Space History, 1997, 1997-0061, 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
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Manuscripts
Notebooks
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0061
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0061

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

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

William E. Brunk Collection

Creator:
Brunk, William Edward, 1928-  Search this
Names:
American Astronomical Society. Division for Planetary Sciences  Search this
Project Mariner (U.S.)  Search this
Brunk, William Edward, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
0.68 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Reports
Date:
1963-1984
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of publications and correspondence relating to William Brunk's work with DPS, infrared telescope projects, planetary radio astronomy and Mariner Mars projects.
Biographical / Historical:
Astronomer William Edward Brunk (1928- ) served as a research scientist with NASA's Lewis Research Center and planetary scientist with Univ. Space Research Association, among other posts. He was active in the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) and much involved in projects advancing radio and infrared astronomy. In 1985 he received the Exceptional Service Medal from NASA.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joseph Tatarewicz and David DeVorkin, Transfer, 1998-0059, 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:
Infrared telescopes  Search this
Radio astronomy  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0059
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0059

Skylab Food Heating / Serving Tray Collection

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Drawings
Date:
[ca. 1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the NASA Acceptance Data Packages and drawings for Skylab Food Heating / Serving Trays Serial Numbers 4904, 4913 and 4914, as well as material relating to tray Serial Number 4912.
Biographical / Historical:
Skylab was a manned space station launched into Earth orbit by the United States in May 1973. To prepare meals, the Skylab crew placed desired food packages into the food warmer tray. This was the first device capable of heating foods (by means of conduction) during space flight. Foods consisted of products such as ham, chili, mashed potatoes, ice cream, steak, and asparagus.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Collections Management, NASM, Transfer, 1999, 1999-0019, 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 vehicles  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space vehicles -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0019
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0019

Robert Gordon Rocket Propulsion Collection

Creator:
Gordon, Robert  Search this
Names:
Aerojet-General Corporation  Search this
American Rocket Society  Search this
University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering  Search this
Extent:
0.68 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Publications
Date:
[ca 1940s-1950s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of biographical material on Robert Gordon, papers authored by him and by colleagues on various aspects of rocket propulsion, and his associations with the American Rocket Society, the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and the University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Gordon (1917- ) graduated from Cooper Union before serving with the US Army Air Forces as an engineer and as a navigator. He joined the Aerojet Engineering Corporation in 1945 where he conducted research on rocket propulsion systems. In 1957,Gordon received his Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering and in 1962, a Ph.D in Engineering Science. While at Aerojet General Nucleonics (AGN), he worked on covert naval free-flooded submarines, advanced composite structures and the Snap-8 liquid metal power conversion system. In 1971, Gordon and two associates formed Advanced Composites Industries.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Dr. Robert Gordon, gift, 1999, 1999-0023, 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:
Rocketry  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0023

Space Race Scrapbooks

Creator:
Enkenhus, Kurt  Search this
Extent:
1.88 Cubic Feet ((4 flatboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
1957-1961
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of ten scrapbooks created by Dr. Kurt Enkenhus, who was director of the Aerodynamics Department at the Naval Ordnance Lab and a Professor at the von Karmen Institute, Brussels, Belgium. The scrapbooks, containing newspaper and magazine articles from a variety of American sources, document the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States. The scrapbooks also contain a small amount of articles on general US foreign policy and domestic issues.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Anderson, Aero, gift, 1999, 1999-0029, 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 race  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
International relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0029

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