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Rand History Project Interviews

Creator:
Collins, Martin  Search this
Names:
Rand Corporation  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
Augenstein, Bruno W.  Search this
Bacher, Robert.  Search this
Barlow, Edward J.  Search this
Belzer, Robert  Search this
Blasingame, Paul  Search this
Bowles, Edward  Search this
Collbohm, Frank  Search this
Collins, Martin  Search this
Davies, Merton E.  Search this
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-  Search this
Frick, Richard Henry, 1916-  Search this
Henderson, Lawrence  Search this
Hitch, Charles Johnston  Search this
Katz, Amron H.  Search this
King, Scott  Search this
Klein, Burton H.  Search this
Novick, David  Search this
Palmatier, Malcolm  Search this
Plessett, Ernst  Search this
Quade, Edward  Search this
Raymond, Arthur  Search this
Rumph, Ben  Search this
Salter, Robert  Search this
Schriever, Bernard  Search this
Shubert, Gustave.  Search this
Specht, Robert D.  Search this
Speier, Hans.  Search this
Tanham, George  Search this
Thompson, Crawford  Search this
Wohlstetter, Albert.  Search this
Extent:
2.35 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Date:
1985-1990
Summary:
The Rand History Project Interviews constitute one of several oral history projects conducted within the National Air and Space Musuem's Department of Space History. The principal investigator for this project was Martin Collins and the following individuals were interviewed: Bruno Augenstein, Robert Bacher (with Lee DuBridge), Edward Barlow, Robert Belzer, Paul Blasingame, Edward Bowles, Frank Collbohm, Merton Davies, Richard Frick, Lawrence Henderson, Charles Hitch, Amrom Katz, Scott King, Burt Klein, David Novick, Malcolm Palmatier, Ernst Plessett, Edward Quade, Arthur Raymond, Ben Rumph, Robert Salter, Bernard Schriever, Gustave Shubert, Robert Specht, Hans Speier, George Tanham, Crawford Thompson, and Albert Wohlstetter.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the compact audio cassettes and transcripts for the Rand History Project interviews, which is a dual institutional study of the RAND Corporation and its military sponsor, the Air Force. This collection covers the period 1945 though the early 1960s and consists of 104 hours of interviews with 29 individuals. The RAND interviews were conceived as another angle of inquiry on the relations between expert knowledge and the military in the early Cold War. RAND drew together engineers, scientists, and mathematicians whose specialties were oriented toward military hardware design and the physical sciences and sociologists, political scientists, economists, psychologists, and other social science and humanities specialists. All were organized within a single institution to study the problem of warfare in the cold War, especially from the perspective of the Air Force.
Arrangement:
The RAND History Project Interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Series I (boxes 1-9) contains interviews on audio cassette tapes. Series II (boxes 10-12) contains the transcripts.
Biographical/Historical note:
This collection contains the interviews for the RAND History Project Interviews. These interviews explore the non-profit research firm's efforts to study the various problems of U.S. national security during the Cold War, in particular, from the perspective of the U.S. Air force (USAF). RAND brought together physical scientists, political scientists, sociologists, engineers and mathematicians and organized them within this single institution to pursue such research efforts. The RAND Project constitutes one of a number of oral history endeavors conducted by the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Department of Space History. The principal (though, by no means the only) interviewer for this project was Martin Collins, and the interview set consists of 104 hours of interviews with 38 individuals. The following people were interviewed for this project: Bruno Augenstein, Robert Bacher (with Lee DuBridge), Edward Barlow, Robert Belzer, Paul Blasingame, Edward Bowles, Charles Carey, Frank Collbohm, Merton Davies, Robert Davis, James Digby, Gene Fisher, Richard Frick, Olaf Helmer, Lawrence Henderson, Charles Hitch, Victor Jackson, Amrom Katz, Scott King, Burt Klein, Charles Lindblom, Hugh Miser, David Novick, Malcolm Palmatier, Ernst Plessett, Edward Quade, Arthur Raymond, Ben Rumph, Robert Salter, Bernard Schriever, Lloyd Shapley, Gustave Shubert, Robert Specht, Hans Speier, George Tanham, Crawford Thompson, and Albert Wohlstetter.
Related Materials:
Similar materials, specifically a series of videohistories on the same topic, are housed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in the The Research and Development (RAND) Corporation Interviews, local collection number SIA 9536.
Provenance:
Department of Space History, NASM, Transfer, 1999, NASM.1999.0037, Varies.
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:
Military art and science  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics designers  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Citation:
Rand History Project Interviews, Acc. NASM.1999.0037, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0037
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Rand History Project Interviews
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0037
Additional Online Media:

Origins of 21st-century space travel : a history of NASA's Decadal Planning Team and the vision for space exploration, 1999-2004 / Glen R. Asner, Stephen J. Garber

Title:
History of NASA's Decadal Planning Team and the vision for space exploration, 1999-2004
Origins of Twenty-first Century space travel : a history of National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Decadal Planning Team and the vision for space exploration, 1999-2004
Author:
Asner, Glen R. 1970-  Search this
Garber, Stephen J.  Search this
Issuing body:
United States NASA History Program Office  Search this
Subject:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Decadal Planning Team  Search this
Challenger (Spacecraft)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 250 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Outer space
Date:
2019
21st century
Topic:
Astronautics and state--History  Search this
Astronautics--History  Search this
Space flight to Mars--Planning  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Planning  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109943

Chasing the moon : the people, the politics, and the promise that launched America into the space age / Robert Stone and Alan Andres

Author:
Stone, Robert 1958-  Search this
Andres, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Outer space
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Astronautics and state--History  Search this
Aeronautics and state--History  Search this
Space flight--History  Search this
Space race  Search this
Exploration  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110456

Ronald Reagan and the space frontier / John M. Logsdon

Author:
Logsdon, John M. 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 419 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Outer space
Date:
2019
Topic:
Astronautics and state--History  Search this
Exploration  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U5 L65 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108995

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Station Freedom Viewgraph Presentation

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Transparencies
Date:
bulk 1983-1986
Summary:
Space Station Freedom was a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project from the 1980s that, although it was never brought to fruition as such, evolved into the International Space Station (ISS). This collection consists of a viewgraph presentation on Space Station Freedom prepared by Terence T. Finn to be given by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator James Montgomery Beggs to President Ronald Wilson Reagan and the Cabinet Council on December 1, 1983.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a viewgraph presentation on Space Station Freedom prepared by Terence T. Finn to be given by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator James Montgomery Beggs to President Ronald Wilson Reagan and the Cabinet Council on December 1, 1983. The presentation includes information about the United States' space policy; other NASA programs such as the Space Shuttle; advantages of a space station program; and information on the Soviet Salyut space station. The collection also includes talking points (dated November 30, 1983) for the presentation and a NASA publication entitled, "The Space Station: A Description of the Configuration Established at the Systems Requirements Review (SRR)," dated June 1986. Scans of the individual pages of the presentation and a copy of the presentation put together as a PowerPoint file were provided by the donor and these are housed with the collection on a USB flash drive.
Biographical / Historical:
Space Station Freedom was a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project that, although it was never brought to fruition as such, evolved into the International Space Station (ISS). NASA began developing Freedom in the early 1980s and the project was announced in then-President Ronald Wilson Reagan's 1984 State of the Union address. Many of the design components of Freedom were later incorporated into the ISS. Terence T. Finn was a member of NASA's Space Station Task Force.
Provenance:
Terence T. Finn, Gift, 2013, NASM.2013.0052.
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 stations  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transparencies
Citation:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Station Freedom Viewgraph Presentation, Acc. NASM.2013.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0052
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0052
Additional Online Media:

Richard Porter Papers

Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
General Electric Company. Guided Missiles Department  Search this
International Council of Scientific Unions. Committee on Space Research. United States Academy  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Space Sciences Board. International Relations Committee  Search this
Project Hermes  Search this
United Nations. Committe on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space  Search this
United States. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year  Search this
United States. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year. Earth Satellite Program. Technical Panel  Search this
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet (6 records center boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notes
Programs
Photographs
Publications
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
circa 1930s-1980
Summary:
This collection consists of six feet of material documenting Porter's many scientific contributions. The following types of material are included: photographs, lecture notes, correspondence, trip notes, newspaper clippings, symposium programs, papers, and periodicals, circa 1930s-1980s.
Scope and Content:
The Richard Porter Collection reflects Porter's career as an electrical engineer, rocketry expert, and a corporate manager and consultant. Almost the entirety of this collection consists of materials related to his professional work. This includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, notes, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, newsletters, papers, articles, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous materials (directories, mailing lists, transcript, etc.), as well as a scrapbook. It is worth singling out a few of the aforementioned materials for their particular historical significance pertaining to the development of rocketry and space exploration. Some of the correspondence, memoranda and notes reveal the inner workings of Operation Paperclip: the U.S. plan to seek out, debrief, recruit and evacuate German rocket scientists from war-torn Germany to America. Additionally, other examples of correspondence and notes give candid appraisals of some key figures in the aerospace field, as well as to illustrate exchanges between Porter and such scientific luminaries as Carl Sagan, Wernher von Braun, Simon Ramo, Holger Toftoy, Fred Durant III, Edith Goddard and Clyde Tombaugh.

The Porter Collection is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, notebooks, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials are organized by the former method. Reports are arranged alphabetically by organizational name while newsletters and papers are grouped alphabetically by title and then chronologically.

The reader should note that the Porter Collection was exposed to a fire in Porter's office sometime during the late 1970s. The fire, along with the subsequent dousing of water from the firefighters, destroyed much of this collection. All that remained are the materials described here. While the surviving materials generally suffered only minor damage (mainly to their original folders), scorch marks can be occasionally observed on some correspondence, speeches, reports, etc.. More serious problems exist with seven folders containing photographs. For conservation purposes, they have been separated from the rest of the photographs in this collection and are currently unavailable to researchers.
Arrangement:
The Porter Collection is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, notebooks, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials are organized by the former method. Reports are arranged alphabetically by organizational name while newsletters and papers are grouped alphabetically by title.
Biographical/Historical note:
As an established authority on rockets, GE placed Porter in overall charge of the company's guided missiles department in 1953. By the mid-1950s, his great knowledge in this field also lead to a position as head of a panel of scientists tasked with developing a U.S. space program in time for the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58. On February 1, 1958, Porter was given the honor of announcing to reporters that the U.S. had launched its first satellite, Explorer 1, the previous night. The booster employed for this endeavor, an Army Jupiter-C, was designed and built mainly by the German rocket scientists (including their leader, Wernher von Braun) Porter helped to bring to America thirteen years earlier. By this time, GE assigned him as a company-wide consultant. Besides serving as leader of the U.S. IGY effort, he also served on many other boards and panels such as the International Relations Committee of the Space Sciences Board, U.S. National Academy of Science, the U.S. Academy in the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the U.S. delegation for the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. During his long career in engineering and aerospace development, Porter was also the recipient of numerous honors and awards. These included the Coffin Award, Goddard Award and the Scientific Achievement Award given by Yale University.

Aside from his career, Porter had a busy personal life. In 1946, he married Edith Wharton Kelly. The couple had two daughters and a son. Porter enjoyed horticulture -- especially growing orchids, as well as skiing and playing the clarinet. He died on October 6, 1996 at the age of 83.
General note:
Dr. Porter had a fire that destroyed most of his papers. These six boxes are all that remain.
Provenance:
Susan Porter Beffel and Thomas Andrew Porter, Gift, 1997, 1997-0037, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Topic:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Launch complexes (Astronautics) -- White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Programs
Photographs
Publications
Correspondence
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0037
See more items in:
Richard Porter Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0037
Additional Online Media:

The space-age presidency of John F. Kennedy : a rare photographic history / John Bisney and J.L. Pickering ; foreword by Christopher C. Kraft Jr

Author:
Bisney, John 1954- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2014036600 http://viaf.org/viaf/309819802  Search this
Pickering, J. L. 1957- http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2014036602 http://viaf.org/viaf/309819804  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Kraft, Christopher C. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80040287 http://viaf.org/viaf/91995599  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963 Influence http://viaf.org/viaf/68910251  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 205 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Astronautics and state--History  Search this
Space race  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105776

James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence

Creator:
Raymond, Arthur  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.39 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
bulk 1933-1976
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the correspondence, notes, and official documents between NASA Administrator James Webb and Arthur Raymond, NASA consultant, 1961-1976. The correspondence covers a range of topics including policy evaluation, commentary, and recommendations relating to NASA's relationship with government, industry, universities and the military with specific references to the Apollo program, Dyna Soar project, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory. There is also a folder containing correspondence and miscellaneous documents from Raymond's tenure as consultant to the RAND Corporation and a folder of correspondence between Raymond and James H. Kindelberger relating to the Douglas DC-1.
Biographical / Historical:
James E. Webb (1906 -1992) received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1928. Webb joined the United States Marine Corps in 1930 and completed naval aviator training at the United States Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. In 1936, he was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia after completing evening law courses at George Washington University and began his government career as a secretary to Representative Edward W. Pou of North Carolina. From 1936 to 1943 Webb held several executive positions at Sperry Gyroscope, but returned to the Marine Corps during World War II, where he served as commander of an aviation wing. After the war Webb worked in the United States Treasury Department, was appointed Director of the Budget by President Truman, and in 1949 he was reassigned by presidential appointment to the State Department where he served as Undersecretary of State. Webb left the State Department in 1952, and worked in the private sector for such companies as Kerr-McGee Oil Industries of Oklahoma, and as director of McDonnell Aircraft and president of Educational Services Incorporated. In 1961 Webb returned to the government when he was appointed Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In almost eight years of service Webb led NASA as it expanded from an agency with 17,000 employees and a {dollar}900 million budget to an agency with 34,000 employees and a {dollar}5.2 billion budget. During Webb's administration NASA successfully carried out Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Ranger, Surveyor, Lunar Orbiter, Nimbus, Tiros, and a host of other scientific and engineering programs.
Arthur Raymond (1899-1999) was the Chief Engineer at Douglas and his team built the DC-3. After retiring from Douglas in 1960, Mr. Raymond was a special consultant to James E. Webb, NASA's administrator. Raymond was put in charge of supervising outside contractors on both the Gemini and Apollo space projects until 1969. In November 1991, Raymond received the National Air and Space Museum Trophy for lifetime achievement.
Provenance:
Martin Collins, Transfer, 2017
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
Astronautics and state  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence, Accession 2017-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0030

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

American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race / Douglas Brinkley

Author:
Brinkley, Douglas  Search this
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963 Influence  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration History  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 548 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Moon
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Space flight to the moon--History  Search this
Space race  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Manned space flight--History  Search this
Astronautics--Political aspects--History  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Government policy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104197

The politics and perils of space exploration : who will compete, who will dominate? / Linda Dawson

Author:
Dawson, Linda (Linda M.) 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 199 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Outer space
Date:
2017
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Space law  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104176

Eilene M. Galloway Papers

Creator:
Galloway, Eilene M.  Search this
Names:
International Institute of Space Law  Search this
United Nations. Committe on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space  Search this
Extent:
30.52 Cubic feet (28 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Papers
Newsclippings
Correspondence
Memorandums
Date:
bulk 1940s-2000s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-eight cubic feet of the professional papers of Eilene M. Galloway, concentrating mostly on space law. The following types of material are represented: correspondence, memorandum, press releases, news clippings, policy papers by Galloway and others, conference materials, and congressional reports. There is a great deal of material from the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Air and Space, and from the various organizations she was active in, such as IAA, AIAA and IISL.
Biographical / Historical:
Eilene Galloway (1906-2009) was one of the world's leading experts in space law and policy. She was a founding member of the International Institution of Space Law, and she authored numerous papers, speeches and opinion pieces on space law. After Sputnik was launched in 1957, Senator Lyndon Johnson, Chairman of the Preparedness Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee asked Galloway, then national Defense Analyst at the Library of Congress, to serve as Staff Consultant for hearings on US preparedness in space. When the Senate organized the Special Committee on Space and Astronautics, she served by formulating questions for witnesses and analyzing testimony. In 1958, Johnson sent Galloway to represent the United States at a meeting of the International Court of Justice in The Hague where she gave a speech entitled "The Community of Law and Science." That same year she was the editor of the Space Law Senate Symposium. Galloway helped establish the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). Galloway was a founding member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and she was also a member of of the American Astronautical Society (AAS), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). She was the recipient of many awards including the first woman elected Honorary Fellow of the AIAA, and she was the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Aerospace.
Provenance:
Jonathan Galloway, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Space industrialization  Search this
Space law  Search this
Press conferences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Papers
Newsclippings
Correspondence
Memorandums
Citation:
Eilene M. Galloway Papers, Accession 2009-0042, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0042
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0042

Riccardo Giacconi Papers

Creator::
Giacconi, Riccardo  Search this
Extent:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Clippings
Newsletters
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Date:
circa 1958-1992, 2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), an astrophysicist specializing in x-ray astronomy and who was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of cosmic x-ray sources. Giacconi's papers document his research, participation in the larger astrophysics community, and influence on space policy. Particularly well-documented topics in this accession include the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility, the Space Studies Board, the Astrophysics Council, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Wide Field X-Ray Telescope, and numerous other x-ray telescopes and astronomical organizations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, pre-prints, proposals, meeting materials, reports, data, budgets, clippings, notes, images, pamphlets, newsletters, directories, three-dimensional awards, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

For additional biographical information, please see Record Unit 7416.
Topic:
X-ray telescopes  Search this
Nobel Prizes  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Cosmic rays  Search this
Research  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astrophysics Council  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Clippings
Newsletters
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Videotapes
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-142, Riccardo Giacconi Papers
Identifier:
Accession 10-142
See more items in:
Riccardo Giacconi Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-142

S. Fred Singer Papers

Creator:
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-  Search this
Names:
National Environmental Satellite Center (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Department of Commerce  Search this
United States. Department of Transportation  Search this
United States. Department of the Interior  Search this
United States. Office of Naval Research  Search this
University of Maryland at College Park  Search this
University of Miami. School of Environmental and Planetary Science  Search this
University of Virginia  Search this
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-  Search this
Extent:
54.5 Cubic Feet ((50 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Financial records
Notes
Correspondence
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1953-1989
bulk 1960-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Singer's personal papers. The material consists of correspondence and research files, as well as financial records. The collection covers Singer's career beginning with his tenure at Maryland and continued through his retirement in 1989.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Siegfried Fred Singer (1924- ) is a professor, physicist, and administrator. Singer emigrated to the United States from Vienna in 1940 (naturalized 1944) and attended Ohio State University (BEE 1943; D.Sc. (honorary) 1970) and Princeton (AM 1944, Ph.D. (physics) 1948). He taught briefly as a doctoral candidate at Princeton (1943-44) before joining the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a physicist (1946-50). He acted as the Office of Naval Research Scientific Liaison Officer at the US Embassy in London (1950-53), then joined the faculty of the University of Maryland (assoc. professor, physics 1953-59; professor 1959-62). He continued to alternate between public and academic positions, working at the National Weather Satellite Center, Department of Commerce (Director, 1962-64); School of Environmental and Planetary Science, University of Miami (Dean, 1964-67); Department of the Interior (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water Quality and Research, 1967-70); University of Virginia (Professor, Environmental Science, 1971-87); and the Department of Transportation (Chief Scientist, 1987-89). Singer authored a number of papers and articles on astrophysics, space exploration, and environmental issues and was involved in formulating public policies on these topics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
S. Fred Singer, gift, 1989, 1989-0130, 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:
Astrophysics  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Financial records
Notes
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0130
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0130

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

Michael J. Neufeld Papers

Creator::
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1989-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of documentation of the professional activities of Michael J. Neufeld, including presentations, papers, and articles. Neufeld held several fellowships with the Smithsonian Institution from 1988 through 1990. In 1990, he was hired as a curator by the National Air and Space Museum, first in the Department of Aeronautics, which became the Aeronautics Division in 1997, and then in the Space History Division in 1999. Much of the research documented in this accession relates to Wernher von Braun, German and then American rocketeer and space administrator. Materials include correspondence, notes, papers, articles, presentations, meeting materials, images, and related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 3/15/2011 deed of gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Learning and scholarship  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Research  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-136, Michael J. Neufeld Papers
Identifier:
Accession 15-136
See more items in:
Michael J. Neufeld Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-136

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

Stewart Committee Collection

Creator:
Stewart, Homer  Search this
Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Special Capabilities  Search this
Vanguard (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Stewart, Homer  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Date:
1955-1958
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes Stewart's accumulated files covering the Committee's activities from Fall 1955 until its termination in May 1958, after the launch of the first US satellite. These papers give useful insights into the secret deliberations on the progress of selecting the Vanguard proposal and highlights the considerable problems of that satellite project.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection is a complete set of copies of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Archives microfilm reel 10-3, which represents Dr. Homer Stewart's file on the so-called 'Stewart Committee.' This Committee was established during the summer of 1955 by Donald Quarles, Assistant Secretary of Defense, as the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Special Capabilities with the specific task of picking between three contending proposals for the first US satellite. The committee chose the Naval Research Laboratory's Vanguard proposal to be the first American satellite project and after their decision, they continued in an advisory capacity regarding the project.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, transfer, 1997, 1998-0010, 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:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Project Vanguard  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0010

National space transportation and support study : summary report / prepared by Joint Steering Group

Title:
National space transportation and support study : 1995-2010
Author:
United States Department of Defense  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
v leaves, 24 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
Topic:
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics, Military--Planning  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038437

Soviet space programs, 1976-80 : supporting vehicles and launch vehicles, political goals and purposes, international cooperation in space, administration, resource burden, future outlook

Author:
Library of Congress Congressional Research Service  Search this
United States Congress Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1982
1982-
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091006

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