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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

"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

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

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

Space Shuttle Columbia Reentry Imagery

Creator:
McCullough, Robert L.  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
bulk 2003
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a two sets of 10 images showing the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia upon its reentry on February 1, 2003. The first set of ten images is enlarged to show detail, the second set being full frame prints. These images were shot by the donor, Robert McCullough, with his Canon EOS Elan 7E with a Canon 75 to 300 I.S. Zoom. The copyright for the images is held by The Dallas Morning News.
Provenance:
Robert L. McCullough, Gift, 2004
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
Space flight  Search this
Space Shuttles, Columbia (OV-102)  Search this
Citation:
Space Shuttle Columbia Reentry Imagery, Accession 2004-0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0029

Kennedy Space Center Photograph Collection

Creator:
John F. Kennedy Space Center  Search this
Names:
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
17.44 Cubic Feet (16 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1974-2002
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately sixteen cubic feet of Kennedy Space Center press release photographs, both black and white and color. Most of the photography is concerned with the Space Shuttle missions, and includes imagery of the following: astronauts, including official portraits; astronaut training; launch preparations; shuttle launches; and astronauts during the space missions. There are also a few images of unmanned launch preparations and launch.
Provenance:
Kennedy Space Center, Gift, 2004
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 Shuttle Orbiter  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Kennedy Space Center Photograph Collection, Accession 2004-0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0042
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0042

William P. Johnson Lunar Module Collection

Creator:
Johnson, William P, 1931-2002  Search this
Names:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Extent:
3.43 Cubic Feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Black-and-white photographs
Color slides
Publications
Date:
bulk 1960s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following types of material documenting William Johnson's work on the Lunar Module: color snapshots, black and white photography, decals and patches, color slides, newspaper and magazine articles, manuals and reports, Grumman Plane News, posters, drawings of the control panel, press releases, and pamphlets.
Biographical / Historical:
William P. "Swede" Johnson (1931-2002) was born in Evanston, Illinois. After high school, Johnson joined the United States Navy and became an Aviation Structural Mechanic from December 1950 until September 1954. Johnson then worked at Grumman Aerospace Corporation in Bethpage, New York, on several Lunar Modules for the Apollo Space program and later lectured about the space program for Grumman. He owned and flew an experimental aircraft.
Provenance:
Charlotte Bennardo, Gift, 2004
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
Apollo Lunar Module  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Black-and-white photographs
Color slides
Publications
Citation:
William P. Johnson Lunar Module Collection, Accession number 2005-0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0003
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0003

Babylon 5 Collection

Creator:
Straczynski, Joe.  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Calendars
Newsletters
Date:
bulk 1995-1999
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following items relating to Babylon 5: Babylon 5 calendars for 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000; Cult Times, December 1997; The Official Monthly Magazine for Babylon 5, August 1997, September 1997; TV Zone, Issue 97; The A - Z guide to Babylon 5; The Official Babylon 5 Collector's Magazine, 1995; Sci-Fi Flix September 1996; Universe Today, Fall 1998 and Winter 1999; Cinescape, February 1966; Sci - fi Invasion!: The Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1998 (still in wrapper); TV Guide, July 5 -11, 1997; The Official Babylon 5 Fan Club Universe Today Newsletter, 1996-1999; printouts from a Babylon 5 discussion list with creator Joe Straczynski; and a package of The Official Babylon 5 Fan Club material, including a poster, a photograph, and a membership card.
Biographical / Historical:
The epic sci-fi series Babylon 5 was a unique experiment in the history of television. It was effectively a novel for television in five seasons, consisting of 110 episodes with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Babylon 5 had a strong fan base, with nearly 500 websites dedicated to the series.
Provenance:
Jeannie Whited, Gift, 2005
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 programs  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Babylon 5  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Calendars
Newsletters
Citation:
Babylon 5 Collection, Accession number 2005-0075, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0075
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0075

Project Fire Slides and Lantern Slides

Creator:
Republic Aviation Corporation  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.02 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Glass slides
Slides (photographs)
Date:
bulk 1960s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirty-one black and white three by four glass lantern slides and sixty film slides of Republic's work with Project Fire.
Biographical / Historical:
Project Fire, announced in 1962, was a NASA high-speed reentry heat research program to obtain data on materials, heating rates, and radio signal attenuation on spacecraft reentering the atmosphere at speeds of about 24,500 miles per hour. Information from this program would support manned and unmanned reentry from lunar missions. NASA awarded a five million dollar contract to Republic Aviation Corporation for the construction of two experimental reentry spacecraft.
Provenance:
Benjamin and Lillian Sokol, Gift, 2006
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  Search this
Project Fire  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Project Fire Slides and Lantern Slides, Accession number 2006-0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0027
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0027

Mercury MA-5 Flight (Enos) Telemetry Scroll

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Enos (Chimpanzee)  Search this
Extent:
Enter vol amt Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Medical notes
Date:
bulk 1961
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the telemetry scroll showing Enos the chimpanzee's vital signs during the Mercury MA-5 Flight (11/29/61) including heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration.
Biographical / Historical:
On November 29, 1961, the chimpanzee Enos made two orbits for the Mercury MA-5 mission. MA-5 was the first orbital mission by an American primate. Because of a malfunctioning control jet and an overheated inverter, Enos was brought down after two orbits, instead of the three that were originally planned for the mission. MA-5 met its two primary objectives, testing the spacecraft's environmental control system and the procedures for recovering an astronaut, and thus was considered a complete success. It paved the way for the first manned orbital flight, MA-6, by John Glenn in February 1962.
Provenance:
Michael Hornisher, Gift, 2009
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:
Medical Telematics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Mercury MA-5 Flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Medical notes
Citation:
Mercury MA-5 Flight (Enos) Telemetry Scroll, Accession 2009-0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0018

Skylab Interior Design Concept Photography

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company  Search this
Extent:
0.49 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Color slides
DVDs
Date:
1960s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 11 color slides, 23 color prints, and two DVDs, one containing scans of the drawings and one containing a PowerPoint presentation, all relating to early interior design concepts of the Skylab main interior. There is also one brochure, "Skylab," produced by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
Biographical / Historical:
Skylab was a manned space station launched into Earth orbit by the United States in May 1973. It was made from the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle. A crew of three astronauts occupied Skylab during each of three missions. The Skylab missions obtained vast amounts of scientific data, and they demonstrated to the American public that people could live and work productively in space for months at a time.
Provenance:
Donald A. Gerds, 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
Space vehicles  Search this
Skylab Orbital Workshop  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Color slides
DVDs
Citation:
Skylab Interior Design Concept Photography, Accession 2014-0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0001

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

Science Fiction Club Newsletters

Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Newsletters
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1961-1975
bulk 1966-1972
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of various newsletters and publications prepared by science fiction enthusiasts in the United States and Canada, as well as catalogs relating to science fiction publications. The material includes multiple titles, with only selected issues of each, i.e., no complete runs of any publication. Publications are largely amateur in nature and consist of articles and stories dealing with futurism, space travel and extraterrestrial life.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0142, 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:
Science fiction  Search this
Future in literature  Search this
Life on other planets  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Newsletters
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0142
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0142

Alfred M. Mayo Publications

Creator:
Mayo, Alred Miskin, 1917-  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Mayo, Alred Miskin, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
0.55 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Publications
Date:
1958-1965
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of manuscripts and papers published by Mayo between 1958-65. The material covers mainly space-related topics, generally revolving around human factors, as well as NASA activities and space program benefits.
Biographical / Historical:
Alfred Miskin Mayo (1917- ) was an aerospace engineer, consultant, and author. Following graduation from from University of Idaho (BSME 1937, MSME 1939) he worked for Douglas Aircraft Co (Air Conditioning Design Supervisor, Chief Equipment and Interiors Engineer, Chief Equipment and Safety Research) before joining the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA; Technical Assistant Program Control and Systems, 1961-62; Assistant Director Bioengineering; Deputy Director Aerospace Medicine; Special Assistant to the Director of Advanced Research and Technology) where he worked primarily on human factors engineering. He then moved to Ling-Tempco-Vought Inc, Chance Vought Corporation, Astronautics Division as Advanced Systems Manager. He also worked as a consultant to the Office of Naval Research and other defense-related groups.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0178, 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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Bioengineering  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0178
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0178

NASA Publications and Press Material (1955-1980)

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Publications
Date:
1955-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains documents published by NASA covering a variety of topics including NASA missions, both manned and unmanned, data applications, project proposals, and 'spin-off' benefits.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by Congress in July 1958 to manage the aeronautics and space activities sponsored by the United States outside of Department of Defense activities. NASA worked in five main programs to reach the objectives set in the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958: space science and applications, manned space flight, launch vehicle development, tracking and data acquisition, and advanced research and technology.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, gift, unknown, XXXX-0210, 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
Space flight  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0210
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0210

Vostok Scrapbook

Names:
Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich, 1934-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Clippings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1961-1964
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains a variety of documentation pertaining to the Vostok capsule. Included are: engineering drawings by Donald J. Ritchie of the capsule, the cabin instrument panel, the cabin control panel and the ejection seat; detailed pencil drawings of the capsule and the cabin instrumentation, in English and in Russian, most are signed and dated; an article from 'Aviation Week and Space Technology' May 31, 1965, magazine and newspaper clippings; and sixty-five black and white photographs of the capsule, cabin instrument panel, cabin control panel, ejection seat, and space suit.
Biographical / Historical:
The former Soviet Union began manned space flight on April 12, 1961, when they launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into orbit around the Earth aboard the Vostok space capsule. The single-seat Vostok remained in use for five more flights, until 1964, when it was replaced with the multi-seater space capsule Voskhod.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Frank Winter, Gift, 1996, XXXX-0583, 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
Vostok (manned satellite)  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0583
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0583

NASA Headquarters Color Transparencies Collection

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet ((14 containers))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color transparencies
Date:
bulk 1958-1986
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists 3.5 cubic feet of color transparencies from the NASA HQ photography series; this series consists of a 'best of' selection of photography from the NASA research centers and facilities across the United States; they are not inclusive of any one project, although the Apollo Program is well-represented, nor do they represent the only 'official' images.
Biographical / Historical:
The Office of Public Affairs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters (NASA HQ) is located in Washington, DC. The Office of Public Affairs's mission is to provide for the widest practiable and appropriate dissemination of information relating to NASA activities and results to the media and general public office. Over the years, their outreach has included providing photography to the public.
Provenance:
NASA, 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
Apollo Project  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color transparencies
Citation:
NASA Headquarters Color Transparencies Collection, Accession XXXX-0695, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0695
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0695

Sharon Christa McAuliffe Letter

Creator:
McAuliffe, Sharon Christa,, 1948-1986.  Search this
Extent:
0.18 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Invitations
Date:
1986-1987
Summary:
This collection consists of one letter, on National Aeronautics Administration (NASA) Teacher in Space Program letterhead, from Sharon Christa McAuliffe in reply to Marcia Holland. It is signed by McAuliffe and includes a handwritten postscript. The collection also includes an invitation for the dedication ceremony of the Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Lenexa, Kansas on September 27, 1987 at which the letter was exhibited.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one letter, on National Aeronautics Administration (NASA) Teacher in Space Program letterhead, from Sharon Christa McAuliffe in reply to Marcia Holland. It is signed by McAuliffe and includes a handwritten postscript. The collection also includes an invitation for the dedication ceremony of the Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Lenexa, Kansas on September 27, 1987 at which the letter was exhibited.
Arrangement:
This collection is in chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Sharon Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986) was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to become the first private citizen to fly on the Space Shuttle as part of the Teacher in Space Program. McAuliffe was assigned to be part of the crew of Space Shuttle Mission STS-51L aboard the Challenger (OV-99) and was scheduled to conduct experiments as well as teach lessons from space that would be broadcast to schoolchildren via closed-circuit television. On January 28, 1986, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch when a external fuel booster failed. All seven members of the crew died.

Marcia Holland was a teacher at Central Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas who wrote a letter to Christa McAuliffe wishing her well and telling her that Holland's students were keeping journals similar to that McAuliffe planned to keep during her flight onboard the Space Shuttle.
Provenance:
Marcia Holland, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0033.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
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Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Invitations
Citation:
Sharon Christa McAuliffe Letter, NASM.2018.0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0033
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Apollo 10 Flight Recovery Letter [Fearn]

Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Date:
1969
Summary:
This collection consists of a letter, in a commemorative postal cover, written by Ernest Frederick Fearn on board the USS Arlington while waiting for splashdown of Apollo 10. The collection also contains a color photograph of Fearn, in uniform, with his wife, Donna.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a letter written by Ernest Frederick Fearn on board the USS Arlington while waiting for splashdown of Apollo 10. In the letter, written to his nephews, Fearn describes recovery plans. The letter was mailed in a commemorative postal cover from the U.S. Navy Recovery Force which is also included in the collection. Finally, the collection contains a color photograph, measuring approximately 1.75 by 3.25 inches, of Fearn in uniform with his wife, Donna.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Apollo 10 (May 18 to May 26, 1969) was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the moon and served as a "dress rehearsal" for the lunar landing. Apollo 10 was also responsible for the first live color TV transmissions to Earth from space. The Apollo 10 Command Module, named Charlie Brown by the crew, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. The primary recovery ship was the USS Princeton, and the USS Arlington was designated the primary landing area communications relay ship. Ernest Frederick Fearn was a Senior Chief Electronics Technician - ETCS aboard the USS Arlington during the Apollo 10 flight recovery mission.
Provenance:
Patricia Ammerer, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0041, Donated in honor of Joann C. Fearn.
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:
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Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographic prints
Citation:
Apollo 10 Flight Recovery Letter [Fearn], NASM.2018.0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0041
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0041
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Pan American Airways (Pan Am) "First Moon Flights" Club Membership Card

Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
Circa 1968
Summary:
This collection consists of one Pan American Airways (Pan Am) "First Moon Flights" Club membership card, numbered 5893.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one Pan American Airways (Pan Am) "First Moon Flights" Club membership card, numbered 5893. The card measures approximately 3.5 by 2.5 inches. The line for the member's name is blank, and the card features the facsimile signature of James Montgomery, Vice President, Sales.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1964, Gerhard Pistor, an Austrian journalist, went to a travel agency in Vienna and requested a flight to the Moon. The agency forwarded his request to Pan American Airways (Pan Am) which accepted the reservation and replied that the first flight was expected to depart in the year 2000. Pan Am public relations personnel began a waiting list of others eager to travel to the Moon, and actively promoted it after the success of the Apollo 8 and Apollo 11 missions. Pan Am issued 93,000 "First Moon Flights" Club cards between 1968 and 1971 to members in every U.S. state, as well as 90 countries around the world. As late as 1989, Pan Am maintained that they would eventually redeem the memberships, but the cards became collector's items when the company declared bankruptcy in 1991.
Provenance:
Michelle Iradjpanah, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0049
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:
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Citation:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) "First Moon Flights" Club Membership Card, NASM.2018.0049, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0049
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0049
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