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International Ultraviolet Explorer Videohistory Collection 1990

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Catalog Data

Armbruster, Carol  Search this
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-  Search this
Boggess, Albert  Search this
Kondo, Yoji  Search this
Sonneborn, George  Search this
Boggess, Albert  Search this
Kondo, Yoji  Search this
Sonneborn, George  Search this
Goddard Space Flight Center  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
4 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies)
Collection descriptions
Oral history
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.
Addl. KW Subjects:
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.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Telescopes  Search this
Comets  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronomy and astrophysics  Search this
History of science and technology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009543
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives