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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection

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

Series 2: Manned Space Programs

Series 3: Aviation subjects

Series 4: Country files

Series 5: Miscellaneous files

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orbit Lunch Box

Maker:
King Seeley Thermos  Search this
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 18 cm x 10 cm; 9 1/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
lunch box
Date made:
1963
Subject:
School Personal Equipment  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Allan Woodall, Jr.
ID Number:
2001.3100.13.01
Nonaccession number:
2001.3100
Catalog number:
2001.3100.13.01
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Lunch Boxes
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1196973
Additional Online Media:

Wernher Von Braun

Artist:
George Tames, 1919 - 1994  Search this
Sitter:
Wernher Von Braun, 23 Mar 1912 - 16 Jun 1977  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 26.6 x 34.1cm (10 1/2 x 13 7/16")
Sheet: 28 x 35.4cm (11 x 13 15/16")
Mat: 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1960
Topic:
Interior\Classroom  Search this
Equipment\Blackboard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Globe  Search this
Vehicle\Spacecraft\Rocket  Search this
Wernher Von Braun: Male  Search this
Wernher Von Braun: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Wernher Von Braun: Science and Technology\Scientist\Rocket  Search this
Wernher Von Braun: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Frances O. Tames
Object number:
NPG.94.217
Restrictions & Rights:
© George Tames/The New York Times/Redux
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.217

Pressure Suit, Apollo, SPD-143-3, Training and Evaluation

Manufacturer:
International Latex Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Beta Cloth, HT-1 High Temperature Nylon (?), Anodized Aluminum, Aluminum, Steel, Rubber, Nylon Webbing, Velcro, Plastic, Aluminized Nylon, Synthetic Fabric, Brass, Adhesive, Paint, Ink
Dimensions:
Approximate: 16.5 x 71.1 x 156.2cm (6 1/2 x 28 x 61 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transfer from NASA, Manned Space Flight Center, Houston, TX
Inventory Number:
A19710034000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710034000

Handrail, Extravehicular Activity (EVA)

Materials:
Aluminum alloy, stainless steel, paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 65.4 x 27.9 x 11.7cm (25 3/4 x 11 x 4 5/8 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A20120165000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Moving Beyond Earth
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20120165000
Additional Online Media:

Handrail, Extravehicular Activity (EVA)

Materials:
Aluminum alloy, stainless steel, paint
Dimensions:
3-D: 65.4 x 27.9 x 11.7cm (25 3/4 x 11 x 4 5/8 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A20120166000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20120166000

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tether Rings (2)

Materials:
Aluminum Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D (Each): 8.6 × 4.4 × 0.6cm (3 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 in.)
3-D (Bracket(s) ): 8.5 × 4.5 × 1cm (3 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 3/8 in.)
3-D (Hardware-Bolts): 2.5 × 1 × 0.5cm (1 × 3/8 × 3/16 in.)
3-D (Washer(s)): 1.2cm (1/2 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A20120167000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20120167000

Handhold, Power Control Unit, Hubble Space Telescope (Flown)

Materials:
Aluminum alloy, anodized aluminum, phenolic resin, Velcro
Dimensions:
3-D: 56.2 x 28.6 x 11.4cm (22 1/8 x 11 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A20130015000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Moving Beyond Earth
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130015000
Additional Online Media:

Banner, NASA Manned Flight Awareness, It Takes a Team to Build a Dream

Manufacturer:
NASA Manned Space Flight Awareness  Search this
Materials:
Cotton canvas, rope
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 121.9 x 548.6cm (48 in. x 18 ft.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Kennedy Space Center
Inventory Number:
A20130017000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130017000

Manipulator Foot Restraint and Grapple Fixture, Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope

Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Spar Aerospace Ltd.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, stainless steel, enamel, kapton, adhesive, nylon, beta cloth
Dimensions:
3-D: 144.8 x 61 x 48.9cm (57 x 24 x 19 1/4 in.) VERIFY
NASA lists weight of MFR as 60.46 lbs; does not include Grapple Fixture
Type:
EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Canada
Credit Line:
Transfer from NASA
Inventory Number:
A20130045000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130045000
Additional Online Media:

Handhold, Manipulator Foot Restraint

Manufacturer:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum
Coating
Dimensions:
3-D: 68.6 × 50.8 × 12.7cm (2 ft. 3 in. × 1 ft. 8 in. × 5 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transfer from NASA
Inventory Number:
A20130046000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130046000

Foot Restraint, EVA, Portable, Hubble Space Telescope

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Martin Missile and Space Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Steel, anodized aluminum, copper, stainless steel, enamel, plastic, adhesive, resin, paper, composite
Dimensions:
3-D: 87 x 41.3 x 35.6cm (34 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 14 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-EVA Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transfer from NASA
Inventory Number:
A20130047000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Moving Beyond Earth
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20130047000
Additional Online Media:

Pin, Apollo 11, 20th Anniversary

Manufacturer:
NASA Manned Space Flight Awareness  Search this
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Gold Plating
Paint
Nickel Plating
Dimensions:
3-D (Pin minus pin back): 5.7 × 3.5 × 1cm (2 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 3/8 in.)
Storage: 11.4 × 8.9 × 3.8cm (4 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
MEMORABILIA-Events
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of John Bickers
Inventory Number:
A20080013000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20080013000

Maps, Lunar Landmark, Apollo 8

Title:
Maps, Lunar Landmark, Apollo 8
Manufacturer:
Unknown  Search this
Materials:
Pages: Paper, card, laminated paper
Other: metal rings, plastic ring covers, velcro
Dimensions:
3-D: 23.2 × 2.5 × 27cm, 0.3kg (9 1/8 × 1 × 10 5/8 in., 0.6lb.)
Type:
LITERATURE AND RESEARCH-Maps (Archives)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19770578001
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770578001

Lens/Filter, Polar 1, ATM Contamination Coronagraph

Manufacturer:
Martin Marietta Corp.  Search this
Materials:
metal, glass
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Inventory Number:
A19840478001
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840478001

Lens/Filter, Polar 2, ATM Contamination Coronagraph

Manufacturer:
Martin Marietta Corp.  Search this
Materials:
metal, glass
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Inventory Number:
A19840478002
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840478002

Filter, Blue, ATM Contamination Coronagraph

Manufacturer:
Martin Marietta Corp.  Search this
Materials:
metal, glass
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Inventory Number:
A19840478003
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840478003

Filter, Red, ATM Contamination Coronagraph

Manufacturer:
Martin Marietta Corp.  Search this
Materials:
metal, glass
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Inventory Number:
A19840478004
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840478004

Lens, Adapter, ATM Contamination Coronagraph

Manufacturer:
Nikon  Search this
Materials:
metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.4cm (2 1/2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Inventory Number:
A19840478005
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840478005

Gaskets, ATM Contamination Coronagraph

Manufacturer:
Martin Marietta Corp.  Search this
Materials:
rubber
Dimensions:
Approximate: 2 1/2 in. diameter (6.35cm)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Inventory Number:
A19840478006
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840478006

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