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Curatorial Records

Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floppy disks
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Electronic records
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1982-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the various professional activities of David H. DeVorkin, curator in the Department of Space Science and Exploration, later the Department of Space History and then the Division of Space History, including fellow evaluations, manuscript editing, and research, as well as professional correspondence. Also included are files related to reorganization of the museum and department and the search for a new chairman. DeVorkin also served as Chairman of the Department of Space Science and Exploration, 1985-1986. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, fellowship evaluations and work products, policy and planning documents, grant proposals, scripts and script approval coversheets, satellite images, interview transcripts, brochures, and exhibition materials.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Floppy disks
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-227, National Air and Space Museum, Space History Division, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-227
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-227

Agency history, 1974-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Center for Earth and Planetary Studies  Search this
Subject:
El-Baz, Farouk  Search this
Maxwell, Ted A  Search this
Campbell, Bruce A (Bruce Allan) 1964-  Search this
Watters, Thomas R  Search this
Zimbelman, James R  Search this
Irwin, Rossman P III  Search this
Grant, John A (John Alexander)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1974
1974-
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00128
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221007

Agency history, 1975-

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department  Search this
Subject:
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Hanle, Paul A  Search this
Needell, Allan A  Search this
Tatarewicz, Joseph N  Search this
Sharp, James H  Search this
Herken, Gregg 1947-  Search this
Smith, Robert W (Robert William) 1952-  Search this
Launius, Roger D  Search this
Weitekamp, Margaret A. 1971-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Astronautics  Search this
National Air Museum (U.S.) Department of Astronautics  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1975
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00129
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221018

Ranger Program / Agena Rocket Vehicles Collection 1960-1966

Physical description:
.36 cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Attach form/genre authorities
Collection descriptions
Publications
Photographs
Press releases
Place:
Outer space
Moon
Date:
1960
1960-1966
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Agena Rocket Vehicles  Search this
Ranger Lunar Probes  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Local number:
2013-0014
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362797

Charles Stuart Sheldon II Papers

Creator:
Sheldon, Charles Stuart, II, 1917-1981  Search this
Names:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Council (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics  Search this
United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration  Search this
United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee  Search this
Sheldon, Charles Stuart, II, 1917-1981  Search this
Extent:
13.08 Cubic feet ((12 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
1934-1980
bulk 1958-1972
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mainly of Sheldon's research correspondence files from his tenure at CRS and NASC. The collection also reflects his activities as Staff Economist for the Joint Economics Committee (1955-57), Assistant Director, House Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration (1958), and Technical Director, House Committee on Science and Astronautics (1959-61). The bulk of the material consists of papers and notes regarding U.S. and Soviet space programs (both manned and unmanned) in connection with various papers and speeches prepared by Dr. Sheldon, including original drawings of Soviet spacecraft, various photos of U.S. and Soviet craft, articles, and papers touching on various aerospace subjects, as well as notes of lectures given by Dr. Sheldon, and copies (both rough-draft and final) of speeches given by him in the 1960s.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Charles Stuart Sheldon II (1917-1981) was an economist, author, and advisor to Congress and the President on aerospace matters. Sheldon graduated from the University of Washington (BA, 1936; MA, 1938) and Harvard University (AM, 1939; Ph.D., 1942) and worked in several transportation and economics-related positions before World War II. During and after the war he served in the United States Navy (1943-1952) before transferring to the Naval Reserve. He spent several several years on the staff of the University of Washington Departments of Transportation (1940-48), including three years as Director (1946-48), and Economics (1949-55), before joining the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress (CRS) as Senior Specialist, Transportation and Communications (1955-58). At the same time he served as director of several congressional committees relating to astronautics. He joined the professional staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Council (1961-66), which advised the President on aerospace matters, before returning to CRS (1966-81).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
C.S. Sheldon II, Gift, 1984, XXXX-0141, 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
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Publications
Photographs
Drawings
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0141
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26ce8ab7e-ec8c-4c27-8314-080449a3496a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0141

Dennis Hasson Collection

Creator:
Hasson, Dennis F.  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Langley Research Center  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 letter box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newsletters
Correspondence
Notes
Charts
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Articles
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
bulk 1959-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material chronicling the NACA/NASA career of Dennis Hasson, notably his work on Project Mercury, his work with a lenticular manned reentry vehicle for planned lunar missions; and his work with deep-space probes. The following type of material is included: Langley NASA newsletters; memos and correspondence; phone lists and organizational charts; newspaper articles; photographs; one 16 mm film of wind tunnel testing; reports; and drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Hasson received his Mechanical Engineering BES from The John Hopkins University, his Aerospace Engineering MS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and his Engineering Material Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Hasson worked at NACA-NASA at Langley Research Center, as well as the Goddard Space Flight Center. Hasson's work started with experimental aerodynamic studies on advanced aircraft, such as the X-15 and Mach 3 transport. In March 1959, Hasson was assigned to the Aerodynamics Group at Langley Field. That group was responsible for the aerodynamic performance of the manned space vehicle in the earth's atmosphere. Hasson was responsible for the wind-tunnel program for the Mercury project and he and two coworkers received a patent for a manned reentry vehicle for planned lunar missions. In 1961, he became involved in advanced control thruster and power systems for deep-space probes, using advanced materials including fabricators and metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials. He is a Fellow of both ASM international and ASME Internal. He received the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, and was Pi Tau Sigma USNA Chapter Teacher of the Year. He is currently a Professor at the US Naval Academy in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Provenance:
Dennis F. Hasson, 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 flight to the moon  Search this
Astronautics -- 1990-2000  Search this
Outer space Exploration -- 1960-1970  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newsletters
Correspondence
Notes
Charts
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Drawings
Articles
Citation:
Dennis Hasson Collection, Accession 2004-0064, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0064
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg298420a26-0c00-4db8-8cd2-e06ecec40166
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0064

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg252ba570b-733d-4201-aced-94e4b90fce18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0130

United States Space Program Collection

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Science and Exploration Department  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Science and Exploration Department  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Gemini (U.S.)  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Project Surveyor (U.S.)  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
13.08 Cubic feet ((12 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Press releases
Publications
Photographs
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1950-1974
bulk 1959-1974
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material gathered by the Space Science and Exploration Department, National Air and Space Museum, relating to the United States space program through the Skylab missions. The material consists of photos and reference material covering a wide variety of subjects, including space suits, food, lifting bodies, and other support and auxiliary functions, as well as material directly relating to the missions. The bulk of the material consists of photos and NASA press materials.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was inaugurated on 1 October 1958 with the intent of conducting a manned space program. NASA took over the rocketry and propulsion work previously performed by the United States Air Force, Navy, and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Unmanned launches began during the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) under Air Force auspices and have continued to the present with a wide variety of payloads, including space science, weather, communications, and earth observation satellites. The manned program progressed through Projects Mercury (1959-63; launches 1961-63), Gemini (1962-67; launches 1965-66), Apollo (1960-72; launches 1968-72), and Skylab (1969-74; launches 1973-74). The manned program was supported by a number of unmanned exploration vehicles in the Ranger, Lunar Orbiter, and Surveyor series throughout the 1960s, as well as research into a number of related areas.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA SS&E, Transfer, 1983, XXXX-0154, 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 vehicles -- Propulsion systems  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Space Shuttle Orbiter  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Press releases
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0154
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27bb05b9f-7d25-455d-a066-e76d6811828d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0154

Ranger Program / Agena Rocket Vehicles Collection

Extent:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Press releases
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Moon -- Exploration
Date:
bulk 1960-1966
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material relating to the Agena Rocket Vehicles portion of the Ranger Program gathered by John Campbell, former Lockheed Missiles and Space employee, 1960-1966. The following types of material are included: a Lockheed internal publication and memos; eight by ten inch, mostly black and white, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA photos; name badges; newspaper articles, JPL press releases; Cape Canaveral Instrumentation Facilities maps; and a CD containing scans of some of the documents.
Biographical / Historical:
The Ranger spacecraft gave scientists their first close look at the lunar surface. Nine Rangers were launched from 1961 through 1965. The first six attempts failed, but beginning in July 1964, Rangers 7, 8, and 9 successfully completed their 65-hour journeys to the Moon, transmitting television pictures of the lunar surface during the final minutes until their impact there. These pictures revealed details that could not be seen through telescopes on Earth. Each Ranger spacecraft had six cameras on board. The cameras were fundamentally the same with differences in exposure times, fields of view, lenses, and scan rates. The images provided better resolution than was available from Earth-based views by a factor of 1,000. These highly detailed images aided Apollo planners in locating landing sites. The intermediate stage booster for Ranger was the Agena-B upper stage. Made by Lockheed, it was fitted on the Thor or Atlas-D launch vehicles that became known as the Thor-Agena and Atlas-Agena.
Provenance:
John Campbell, Gift, 2012
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
Agena Rocket Vehicles  Search this
Ranger Lunar Probes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Press releases
Citation:
Ranger Program / Agena Rocket Vehicles Collection, Accession 2013-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25973bc3e-a0dd-4da2-9d65-e96e879b082d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0014

Saunders Kramer Bucephalus Space Station and USSR Space Vehicle Collection

Creator:
Kramer, Saunders.  Search this
Extent:
15 Cubic feet ((2 box3w))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color photographs
Color slides
Color transparencies
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
bulk 1960s-1990s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of artist renderings of the Bucephalus Space Station (Lockheed) in the following formats: six four by five color transparencies; fifty-five color sides; five color prints, and ten three by four glass mounted viewgraphs. This collection also includes twenty-eight 7.5 by 9.5 color transparencies relating to Soviet space vehicles.
Biographical / Historical:
Saunders B. Kramer (died 2005) was a research scientist and engineer who worked on aerospace projects and on improving the efficiency of automobile engines. From 1955 until 1971, Kramer worked for Lockheed Corporation on a variety of aerospace projects, including studies of possible lunar and planetary exploration. In 1960, he was the director of the first detailed study of a manned space station and was awarded one of the first space station design patents for the Lockheed Bucephalus. Kramer also designed an early space shuttle. In 1971, Kramer began his work with the Energy Research and Development Administration, and in 1975 he moved to Washington as a scientist with U.S. Department of Energy conducting research into designing automobile engines to reduce pollution.
For many years, Kramer collected and analyzed data on satellite and spacecraft launching, and developed considerable expertise in the Soviet space program. He wrote dozens of technical papers on space exploration and in 2003 published the book The Hundred Billion New-Ruble Trip. He was a founding member of the American Astronautical Society, a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the Planetary Society and National Space Society.
Provenance:
Elissa Kramer, 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:
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Space colonies  Search this
Bucephalus Space Station (Lockheed)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Color slides
Color transparencies
Citation:
Saunders Kramer Bucephalus Space Station and USSR Space Vehicle Collection, Accession number 2006-0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0016
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24dad178b-a512-421d-8d93-6ebf64299d4b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0016

Rocketry and Space Flight New Articles Scrapbook

Creator:
Peck, M. Edward  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1944-1957
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains one hundred fifty-six news articles from sixteen different newspapers all pertaining to early rocketry and space exploration. The majority of articles are from wire news services. The following newspapers are represented in this scrapbook: Burlington Daily Times-News (BDTN), Chicago Daily News (CDN), Cincinnati Enquirer (CE), Chicago Tribune (CT), Indiana (University) Daily Student (IDS), Indianapolis Star (IS), Jeffersonville (IN) Evening News (JEN), Los Angeles Times (LAT), (Louisville) Courier-Journal (LCJ), London Daily Mail (LDM), Louisville Times (LT), New York Herald Tribune (NYHT), New York Times (NYT), Stars and Stripes (U.S. Army)(SS), Tulsa Tribune (TT), and the San Francisco Chronicle (SFC).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
M. Edward Peck, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0585, N/A
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:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0585
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg295088041-f7d4-4507-bfdd-7d14fcf82aaa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0585

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection

Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Names:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
32 Cubic feet (71 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1947-1980
bulk 1960-1974
Summary:
This collection consists of publications issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory documenting JPL's work in jet and rocket propulsion, launch vehicle development, and planetary reconnaissance. Most of the material relates to work performed under NASA auspices, but significant material from Army- and Air Force-related research is also included.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of reports published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and gathered by the staff of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) from a variety of sources. The reports cover a broad range of subjects investigated at JPL over the period 1947-1980, with the bulk of the material from the NASA era, 1960-1974. This collection is in no way a complete set of all JPL publications, even for the document series represented. Following the transfer of the Bellcomm Inc. Technical Library Collection (now National Air and Space Archives Accession XXXX-0093) to the NASM in the early 1970s, Museum staff attempted to flesh out the JPL Publications Collection with materials from Bellcomm. Those items which could be positively identified as coming from the Bellcomm Collection (approximately 5½ cubic feet of material) were returned to that collection during processing.

JPL publications were numbered consecutively in series based on the contract under which the work was performed. A typical publication number would be "PR 4-112," in which "PR" is an abbreviation for "Progress Report," "4" is the contract-based numerical prefix (4- was assigned to work performed under Ordnance Dept contract W-04-200-ORD-445), and "112" indicates the 112th publication of this kind issued under this contract. With the transfer of JPL to NASA control and the large number of reports expected under NASA contract, numerical prefixes were assigned to different types of publications, for instance 32- for Technical Reports, 33- for Technical Memoranda, and so forth.

JPL compiled subject bibliographies for work done under NASA contracts (primarily contracts NASw-6 and NAS7-100) and published these in the 39- series of documents, a partial set of which is contained within this collection. Further subject reference to JPL reports is available in Aeronautical Information: Abstracts, also published by JPL. A partial set of the abstracts is contained in the Bellcomm Collection.
Series Organization:
The publications in this collection are arranged by report number and type.

Series 1: Combined Bimonthly Summaries (1947-1954; -- 1.35 cubic feet -- )

Series 2: 1- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports; 1950-1952; -- 2 items -- )

Series 3: 4- Prefix Publications (Summaries, Progress Reports, Reports; 1947-1949; . -- 25 cubic feet -- )

Series 4: 9- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports; 1949-1951; -- 4 items -- )

Series 5: 20- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports, Reports; 1951-1954; -- 4 items -- )

Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications (Technical Reports; 1960-1976; -- 24.75 cubic feet -- )

Series 7: 33- Prefix Publications (Technical Memoranda; 1961-1976; -- 1.5 cubic feet -- )

Series 8: 34- Prefix Publications (Technical Releases; 1960; -- 3 items -- )

Series 9: 36- Prefix Publications (Research Summaries; 1961-1962; -- 5 items -- )

Series 10: 37- Prefix Publications (Space Program Summaries; 1961-1970; -- 5.75 cubic feet -- )

Series 11: 39- Prefix Publications (Bibliographies; 1964-1980; -- .35 cubic feet -- )

Series 12: 42- Prefix Publications (Deep Space Network Progress Reports; 1977; -- 2 items -- )

Series 13: 43- Prefix Publications (Special Publications; 1974-1976; -- 6 items -- )

Series 14: 77- Prefix Publications (1978; -- 1 item -- )

Series 15: External Publications (1959; -- 4 items -- )

Series 16: Miscellaneous Publications (1973; -- 2 items -- )
Historical Note:
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was established at the California Institute of Technology as the Guggenheim Analytical Laboratory in 1936 to investigate a variety of aeronautics-related topics. By the end of World War II the work at JPL, as it was then known, concentrated primarily on jet and rocket propulsion research under the auspices of the United States Army. JPL was transferred from Army to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) control on the establishment of the latter in 1958. Under NASA auspices, JPL research expanded into trajectory analysis, planetary reconnaissance, and space communications.
Citations:
All publications are listed in the format:

Number. Title (Author; Journal, Date).

Example:

TR 32-1221. Reaction of O(1D) with H2 and the Reactions of H and OH with Ozone (DeMore; Journal of Chemical Physics, 15 Oct 1967)

Titles appear as shown on the title page of the document. The last name(s) of the author(s) are listed in the order given; the full name or initials are listed in the Author Index of this finding aid. A journal title only appears when the material was originally published as a periodical or scientific journal article and that information appears on the document. All publication dates are shown in day-month-year order. The document type is shown as an abbreviation preceding the document number:

Document Type

Bibl -- Bibliography

BS -- Bimonthly Summary

CBS -- Combined Bimonthly Summary

EP -- External Publication

MS -- Monthly Summary

PR -- Progress Report

Rpt -- Report

RS -- Research Summary

SP -- Special Publication

SPS -- Space Program Summary

TM -- Technical Memorandum

TR -- Technical Report

TRel -- Technical Release
Provenance:
XXXX-0612, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Topic:
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Jet propulsion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0612
See more items in:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a16be0e6-42d4-4949-bb09-eff6ec9755ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612
Online Media:

Congressional Space Science Hearings Transcripts

Creator:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics  Search this
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences  Search this
Names:
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics  Search this
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
1.04 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Publications
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
1959-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of published transcripts of hearings before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science and Astronautics and the United States Senate Committee on Aeronautics and Space Science. The hearings deal with a wide variety of topics including appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, American and Soviet space programs, as well as other space-science-related topics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
gift, XXXX-0205, 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
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0205
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2674d4f07-60be-4788-82bd-bddbda654e65
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0205

Science Fiction Club Newsletters

Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c65b11bf-5a25-49b6-b58c-f6e2c1efb58d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0142

Space Race Scrapbooks

Creator:
Enkenhus, Kurt  Search this
Extent:
1.88 Cubic feet ((4 flatboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c5d9ff26-3291-4d3e-966d-7b020f883a14
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0029

Vostok Scrapbook

Names:
Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich, 1934-1968  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg274e668d7-aaae-4566-9d4d-10f2025f0628
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0583

Moving Beyond Earth, Innovations in Space

Speaker:
Molella, Arthur P., 1944-  Search this
Nield, George C.  Search this
Potter, Michael  Search this
Weitekamp, Margaret  Search this
Hintz, Eric  Search this
Hersch, Matthew H.  Search this
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Foster, Amy  Search this
Ceruzzi, Paul E.  Search this
Bowersox, Kenneth, 1956-  Search this
Benaroya, Haym  Search this
Bedi, Joyce  Search this
Manaber, Jeffrey  Search this
Logsdon, John M., 1937-  Search this
Lewis, Cathleen S., 1958-  Search this
Leon, Pablo de  Search this
Launius, Roger D.  Search this
Ladwig, Alan M.  Search this
Jones, Tom  Search this
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Transcripts
Compact discs
Dvcs
Place:
Outer space
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
2011 November 18-19
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, through audio, video, and digital images, a symposium held November 18-19, 2011 at the National Air and Space Museum. The theeme of the symposium was innovations in space. Participants discussed invention and technology in the contest of space history and exploration.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Original video (digital videocassette)

Series 2: Reference copies

Series 3: Digital images

Series 4: Supplemental documentation
Provenance:
Made for the National Museum of American History, 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Transcripts
Compact discs
DVCs
Citation:
Moving Beyond Earth, Innovations in Space, November 18-19, 2011, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1287
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88a0823ce-a910-43b2-a784-819e3212f8f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1287

Prienai Mission Collection (Johnson)

Creator:
Johnson, Ed  Search this
Former owner:
Planetary Society  Search this
Names:
Soviet Institute of Space Research (IKI)  Search this
Extent:
0.21 Cubic feet (One letter folder, one slim letter document case.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1977-1989
Summary:
This collection consists of material documenting Ed Johnson's role with the Prienai Mission.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material documenting Ed Johnson's role with the Prienai Mission: Johnson's balloon log books (1977-1988); Planetary Society documentation; Report on the First Mars Balloon Field Experiment in the USSR, 1988; philately and flown envelopes; Jet Propulsion Laboratory article on Johnson and his employee badge; Balloon Pilot's certificate; ballooning map; invitation from IKI; photograph of Soviet Science Team and USA Balloon Team; and a USSR/USA Mars Balloon 1988 video on DVD.
Arrangement:
...
Biographical / Historical:
The Planetary Society, in cooperation with Titan Systems of Los Angeles and the Soviet Institute for Space Research (IKI), sponsored hot-air balloon flights in Prienai, Lithuania, in 1988. These flights were part of the scientific and engineering analysis test program for a potential Soviet robotic mission to Mars which would include deploying balloons in the Martian atmosphere. Ed Johnson was the pilot and owner of the Raven AZ-8 balloon, used during these balloon flights. While the Mars mission was first scheduled for 1992, it was moved to 1994 and then to 1996. An ambitious mission, it was finally canceled as international technical teams were working to adapt their hardware to fit on the lander.
Provenance:
Ed Johnson, Gift, given to Museum in 2013 -- transferred to the Archives in 2022, NASM.2022.0001
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:
Ballooning  Search this
Prienai Mission  Search this
Mars probes  Search this
Citation:
Prienai Mission Collection (Johnson), NASM.2022.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2022.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg206ea981e-3e34-43d6-a8c9-4164debb0bcf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2022-0001

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
Online Media:

Planetary Exploration Oral Histories [Neufeld]

Creator:
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Names:
Bacskay, Allen  Search this
Brody, Steven  Search this
Callahan, Jason  Search this
Cheng, Andrew  Search this
Easter, Margaret  Search this
Fountain, Glen  Search this
Friedman, Louis  Search this
Grant, David  Search this
Hartman, C. Y.  Search this
Huntress, Wesley  Search this
Key, Rodney Brian  Search this
Krimigis, Stamatios  Search this
Price, Humphrey  Search this
Salvo, Christopher  Search this
Spear, Anthony  Search this
Staehle, Robert  Search this
Stern, S. Alan  Search this
Stetson, Douglas  Search this
Terrile, Richard  Search this
Watters, Thomas R.  Search this
Weiler, Edward  Search this
Weinstein-Weiss, Stacy  Search this
Extent:
0.39 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Digital audio formats
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
bulk 2012-2015
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of digital audio files of oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Michael Neufeld. Persons interviewed include: Andrew Cheng; Glen Fountain; Stamatios Krimigis; Margaret Easter; Louis Friedman; Humphrey "Hoppy" Price; Christopher Salvo; Anthony Spear; Robert Staehle; Douglas Stetson; Richard Terrile; Stacy Weinstein-Weiss; Edward Weiler; Colleen Hartman; Wesley Huntress; S. Alan Stern; Jason Callahan; David Grant; Allen Bacskay; Steven Brody; Rodney Brian Key; and Thomas R. Watters. There are transcripts for each of the interviews as well as audio files in both WAV and MP3 formats. Some of the subjects were interviewed on more than one occasion.
Biographical / Historical:
From 2012-2015, Dr. Michael Neufeld, a senior curator in the National Air and Space Museum's Division of Space History, conducted oral history interviews with a variety of key figures in the history of planetary exploration. Interviews were conducted with figures associated with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).
Provenance:
Dr. Michael Neufeld, Transfer, 2015
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
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Digital audio formats
Citation:
Planetary Exploration Oral Histories [Neufeld], Accession 2015-0016, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0016
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0016

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