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4 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies)
Launched in 1978 as a joint European, British, and American project, the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) geosynchronous satellite carried the first orbiting astronomical telescope. The IUE was responsible for the discovery of sulfur in the nucleus of a comet and of the hot halo of gas surrounding the Earth's galaxy.
(1) Description in control file; (2) name index to transcript.
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International Ultraviolet Explorer
(1) VHS tapes, 6.7 hours; digital video files, 6.7 hours; (2) transcript, 185 pages
David H. DeVorkin, National Air and Space Museum, conducted videotaped interviews with a group of scientists about the origins, development, use, and administration of the IUE. Carol Armbruster, Albert Boggess, Yoji Kondo, and George Sonneborn discussed the cooperative nature of the enterprise, technical and engineering demands of the design process, and development and operation of data collection and analysis techniques. Visual documentation includes the operational facilities at the Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in Greenbelt, Maryland, during an observing session, and various components of an IUE model.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520