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Apollo Stowage Lists

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.39 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Date:
bulk 1969-1972
Summary:
This collection consists of a complete set of printed stowage lists, including revisions lists, from the Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 missions. The collection also includes fully searchable pdf files of the lists.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a complete set of printed stowage lists, including revisions lists, from the Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 missions. The collection also includes fully searchable pdf files of the lists.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by mission.
Biographical / Historical:
At the time of each Apollo mission launch, NASA prepared a set of printed "as flown" stowage lists to document what items were stored on the spacecraft (both the Command Module and Lunar Module), as well as which items were to be transferred from one spacecraft to another.
Provenance:
NASM's Space History Department, Transfer, 2015, NASM.2015.0018
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
Apollo 17 Flight  Search this
Apollo 16 Flight  Search this
Apollo 15 Flight  Search this
Apollo 12 Flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Apollo 14 Flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Citation:
Apollo Stowage Lists, NASM.2015.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0018
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Apollo Stowage Lists
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0018
Online Media:

Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle Advanced Electrical Schematic Drawings

Creator:
Redstone Arsenal  Search this
Extent:
0.07 Cubic feet (4 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical drawings
Date:
1960
Summary:
The Redstone engine is one of the most significant developments in US rocket technology. This collection consists of 36 pages of 17 x 11 inch schematic drawings of the Redstone launch vehicle's advanced electrical systems.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 36 pages of 17 x 11 inch schematic drawings of the Redstone launch vehicle's advanced electrical systems. The drawings have been marked and corrected ("redlined"). The packet is stamped "Systems Test Section" on the first page.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Redstone engine is one of the most significant developments in US rocket technology. As the power plant for the Redstone missile, it was this country's first large-scale operational rocket engine. It went on to power the Jupiter-C, a modification of the Redstone missile that placed the US's first artificial satellite, Explorer 1, in 1958. In 1961, another modified Redstone, the Mercury-Redstone 3, launched the first American into space, Alan B. Shepard. The thrust of the engine as used in the Redstone missile was 78,000 lbs. As modified for use as a booster for Shepard's Mercury spacecraft, it produced 83,000 lbs of thrust.
Provenance:
Tom Hancock, Gift, 2008, NASM.2008.0014
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
Manned space flight  Search this
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Citation:
Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle Advanced Electrical Schematic Drawings, NASM.2008.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0014

John Leland Atwood Collection

Creator:
Atwood, John Leland, 1904-1999  Search this
Names:
North American Aviation, Inc.  Search this
North American Rockwell Corp  Search this
Atwood, John Leland, 1904-1999  Search this
Extent:
19.81 Cubic feet ((9 records center boxes) (10 flatboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Publications
Photographs
Annual reports
Brochures
Reports
Date:
[ca. 1920s-1990s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of corporate materials of NAA and its successor North American Rockwell and materials created or organized by Atwood. The corporate materials include NAA house organs, i.e., newsletters, magazines and annual reports; NAA and Rockwell reports, special publications and press releases; and photographs. Materials created or organized by Atwood include manuscripts and copies of Atwood's professional writings; reports collected by Atwood from other organizations; subject files which include a variety of material; and his professional correspondence from 1936-1999.
Biographical / Historical:
John Leland Atwood (1904-1999) received a BS in civil engineering from the University of Texas in 1928, and started his aviation career as a junior airplane engineer with the Army Air Corps at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. In 1930, Atwood left that position to become a design engineer with Douglas Aircraft Company. In 1934, Atwood left Douglas to join North American Aviation (NAA) as chief engineer and vice president. Atwood continued to play a seminal leadership role throughout his career at NAA until his retirement from North American Rockwell Corporation as chief executive officer in 1970. The NAA aircraft produced under Atwood's engineering leadership include: T-6 Texan; F-51 Mustang; B-25 Mitchell; F-86 Sabrejet; F-100 Super Sabre; B-45 Tornado; RA-5C Vigilante; X-15; and the XB-70. Atwood also played key roles in NAA's aerospace ventures, including providing key leadership for the government - industry team which accomplished the Apollo missions.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Leland Atwood Estate, gift, 2000, 2000-0012, NASM and North American Aviation
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Publications
Photographs
Annual reports
Brochures
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0012
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0012

Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Summary:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.
Scope and Contents:
Contains personal and business correspondence, manuscripts of most of Clarke's fiction works in various draft states, short stories, articles, addresses, speeches, movie outlines, Apollo 11 broadcast material, datebooks & notebooks, reference materials, business cards of visitors & contacts, photos & slides. There is some material by people other than the creator such as manuscripts and film/TV scripts.

This collection also includes audio-visual material. Please contact the Media Archivist for access.
Arrangement:
Series were based on the creator's original arrangement of material.

Arranged into 7 Series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Original Writing

2.1: "Clarkives"

2.2: Non-"Clarkives"

2.3: Articles, Short Stories

2.4: Lectures, Speeches

Series 3: Media & Publicity

Series 4: Awards & Tributes

Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Series 7: Images

7.1: Photos

7.2: Slide Albums
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction.

During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work.

In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in math and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanatary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively.

In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession - skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country.

Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanly Kubrick over a course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel."

Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humantarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Arthur C. Clarke Trust, gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Underwater archaeology -- 1960's  Search this
nonfiction novels  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0010
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0010
Online Media:

Skylab (McDonnell-Douglas) Collection

Creator:
McDonnell Douglas Corp. McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co.  Search this
Names:
McDonnell Douglas Corp. McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co.  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
Extent:
1.53 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Reports
Date:
1970-1974
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics Co. documents relating to the construction of NASA's Skylab Orbital Workshop in 1970-1972. It contains still photographs covering the construction of the vehicle and its transportation to Kennedy Space Center, Florida, which were submitted to NASA every month during the project. Also included are daily status reports during the operating life of Skylab (29 May 1973 - 8 February 1974), as well as engineering drawings of the vehicle prepared by McDonnell-Douglas for the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Skylab was a manned space station launched into Earth orbit by the United States in May 1973. It was made from the third stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle. A crew of three astronauts occupied Skylab during each of three missions. The longest mission, which ended in February 1974, lasted almost three months. The Skylab missions obtained vast amounts of scientific data, and they demonstrated to the American public that people could live and work productively in space for months at a time. The Orbital workshop (OWS) was a modified Saturn 4B stage that served as crew quarters. It could hold provisions for a three-man crew for up to 84 days each. Skylab crews lived and did most of their scientific research in the workshop.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0090, 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
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Skylab Orbital Workshop  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0090
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0090

Arthur C. Clarke 1991 Journal

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (One slim letter box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Journal
Date:
1991
Summary:
This collection consists of a folder of material that consists of handwritten and typed pages of Sir Arthur C. Clarke's 1991 journal.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a folder of material that consists of handwritten and typed pages of Sir Arthur C. Clarke's 1991 journal. In the entries Clarke records both personal and professional activities. The folder also contains a few letters and cards, as well as a few articles, mostly concerning gay rights issues in Sri Lanka.
Arrangement:
Arranged by date.
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however, he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction. During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work. In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in mathematics and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanetary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively. In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession, skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country. Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanley Kubrick over the course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel." Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humanitarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Angie Edwards, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0081
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
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Journal
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke 1991 Journal, NASM.2018.0081, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0081
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0081

Mercury MA-5 Flight (Enos) Telemetry Scroll

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Enos (Chimpanzee)  Search this
Extent:
0.22 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Medical notes
Date:
1961
Summary:
On November 29, 1961, the chimpanzee Enos made two orbits for the Mercury MA-5 mission. MA-5 was the first orbital mission by an American primate. This collection consists of the telemetry scroll showing Enos' vital signs during the flight including heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the telemetry scroll showing Enos the chimpanzee's vital signs during the Mercury MA-5 Flight (11/29/61) including heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
On November 29, 1961, the chimpanzee Enos made two orbits for the Mercury MA-5 mission. MA-5 was the first orbital mission by an American primate. Because of a malfunctioning control jet and an overheated inverter, Enos was brought down after two orbits, instead of the three that were originally planned for the mission. MA-5 met its two primary objectives, testing the spacecraft's environmental control system and the procedures for recovering an astronaut, and thus was considered a complete success. It paved the way for the first manned orbital flight, MA-6, by John Glenn in February 1962.
Provenance:
Michael Hornisher, Gift, 2009, NASM.2009.0018
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:
Medical Telematics  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Mercury MA-5 Flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Medical notes
Citation:
Mercury MA-5 Flight (Enos) Telemetry Scroll, NASM.2009.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0018
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0018

Apollo 11 Training Material

Names:
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Printed material
Technical literature
Printouts
Date:
1969
Summary:
The Apollo program began as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) long-term plan for lunar exploration. Dr. Donald R. Maitzen worked with NASA's Flight Planning Branch as the Task Manager for On-Board Data for Apollo 11. This collection consists of material pertaining to the Apollo program inlcuding correspondence, photographs, and publications.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a memorandum from the Chief, Flight Planning Branch to the Chief, Crew Station Branch regarding the proper placement of instructional decals on equipment, including seven enclosures with black and white photographs of the equipment showing the decals; one 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph of a mockup of the EVA (extravehicular activity) "cuff card" for the Lunar Module Pilot; computer printout of draft of cue cards for One Man EVA; six pages of proofs for One-Man Pre- through Post- EVA data card kit along with a drawing showing the deployed and stowed positions of the data card kit inside the lunar module; and final NASA printed publications "Final EVA Procedures Apollo 11" (May 26, 1969) and "Lunar Surface Checklist" (June 16, 1969).
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Apollo program began as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) long-term plan for lunar exploration. Following President Kennedy's speech of May 25, 1961, which called for a lunar landing by the end of 1969, NASA accelerated its development scheme accordingly. Apollo 11 (16 July - 24 July 1969) was the fourth manned flight of the program and the first manned landing on the moon. The mission objectives were to "perform a manned lunar landing and return; conduct scientific experiments; [and] collect soil and rock samples for return to Earth." The three-man crew, Neil A. Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot), and Edward E. Aldrin, Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot) accomplished all mission objectives. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility at 3:17pm on July 20, 1969, and, six hours later, Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon at 9:55pm. The two men spent two hours outside the lunar module and gathered 21kg of lunar samples before lifting off at 12:54am July 21, 1969, to rendezvous with Collins.

Dr. Donald R. Maitzen worked with NASA's Flight Planning Branch as the Task Manager for On-Board Data for Apollo 11.
Provenance:
Donald R. Maitzen, Gift, 2009, NASM.2009.0007
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
Space flight  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Printed material
Technical literature
Printouts
Citation:
Apollo 11 Training Material, NASM.2009.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0007

Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" 45 rpm Record

Creator:
WWDC (Radio station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Washington Senators (Baseball team : 1901-1960)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (One letter folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
45 rpm records
Date:
July 20, 1969
Summary:
This donation consists of one Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" seven-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, with album cover.
Scope and Contents:
This donation consists of one Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" seven-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, with album cover. This recording captures the historical moment during the Senators-Yankees Game in Yankee Stadium on July 20, 1969.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
On the evening of July 20, 1969, not everyone was focused on the Apollo 11 moon landing all the time. Many baseball fans were tuned in to radio broadcasts from Yankee stadium that night as the Yankees played the Washington Senators. At the moment of landing, broadcasters interrupted the game and switched over to the live feeds, unscripted and unedited, that they were receiving from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). When Eagle landed, and the stations switched back over to the game, it was announced in the stadium that Apollo 11 had landed on the Moon. The roar of the crowd, which then later breaks out into song in celebration, perfectly captures the mood of a nation, filled with pride in the accomplishment. In a stroke of marketing genius, WWDC Radio, and the Washington Senators, produced a commemorative 45 rpm record album that they gave away as a marketing gift that would forever associate their team and brand with the moment.
Provenance:
Bud Keiser, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0025
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
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Genre/Form:
45 rpm records
Citation:
Man on the Moon "Decade in a Day" 45 rpm Record, NASM.2019.0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0025

Atlas Missile Project Site Construction Photographs

Names:
Dyess Air Force Base  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
1960-1961
Summary:
The Atlas was the first intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) in the US nuclear arsenal. This collection consists of 120 black and white photographs showing various aspects of the construction of the Atlas missile installation at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. In addition, the collection contains three pages of drawings showing typical equipment for launcher platforms and missile silos.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 120 black and white photographs, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5 inches to 8 x 10 inches, showing various aspects of the construction of the Atlas missile installation at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. All the photographs are marked with the date and some caption information. In addition, the collection contains three pages of drawings showing typical equipment for launcher platforms and missile silos.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
The Atlas was the first intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM) in the US nuclear arsenal. Deployed beginning in August 1959, the Atlas was designed to carry a 1-megaton thermonuclear warhead to targets up to 5,500 miles (8,850 kilometers) away, using either radio-inertial or all-inertial guidance. The Atlas was also used as a booster to launch US manned Mercury capsules into orbit in the 1960s. In the early 1960s, an installation was built at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas as part of the Atlas Missile Project.

Major Charles William Moore, USAF, was the project manager for the Site Activation Task Force and his unit received an award for completing the construction on time and under budget.
Provenance:
Jennifer Leigh, Gift, 2009, NASM.2010.0003
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:
Ballistic missiles  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Atlas ICBM  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Atlas Missile Project Site Construction Photographs, NASM.2010.0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0003
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0003

Service Module Applications Film

Extent:
0.04 Cubic feet (One 16mm film.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Summary:
This 16mm film describes possible Apollo Service Module applications in a post—Project Apollo era, 1968.
Scope and Contents:
This 16mm color film with sound, Service Module Applications, describes possible Apollo Service Module applications in a post—Project Apollo era, produced by North American Rockwell Space Division in 1968.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, just one item.
Provenance:
Carl Sherman, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0038
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 -- History  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Citation:
Service Module Applications Film, NASM.2019.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0038

Ansco Autoset John Glenn Advertisement Slides

Creator:
Ansco (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (One legal folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
post February 20, 1962
Summary:
This collections consists of a packet of four slides taken by astronaut John Glenn during his space flight, which as an advertising promotion Ansco included with each purchase of its Ansco Autoset 35mm camera.
Scope and Contents:
This collections consists of a packet of four slides taken by astronaut John Glenn during his space flight, which as an advertising promotion Ansco included with each purchase of its Ansco Autoset 35mm camera.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, as there are only four slides.
Biographical / Historical:
Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. took the first human-captured, color still photographs of the Earth during his three-orbit mission on February 20, 1962, with an Ansco Autoset model camera. For ease of use by Glenn, NASA technicians attached a pistol grip handle and trigger to this commercial 35-mm camera, as well as a large viewfinder on top as Glenn, wearing a spacesuit helmet, could not get his eye close to a built-in viewfinder.
Provenance:
Bill Jonscher, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0047
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
Space photography  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Ansco Autoset John Glenn Advertisement Slides, NASM.2019.0047, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0047
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0047

Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7 Recovery Photographs

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Names:
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1961
Summary:
This collection consists of twenty-one U.S. Navy photographs compiled for the press kit prepared for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission as well as a teletype news article about the recovery.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-one U. S. Navy photographs compiled for the press kit prepared for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. The photographs show the recovery mission as well as Alan B. Shepard, Jr. during debriefing. There is also a photograph showing the press corps that was selected to be aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39), which is signed on the reverse by many of the reporters. The photographs are all black and white and measure 8 by 10 inches each. The collection also contains a teletype news story filed by the United Press International (UPI) aboard the ship, and a color post card showing the recovery of Freedom 7 by helicopter.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
On May 5, 1961, Alan B. Shepard, Jr. became the first American in space in the Mercury MR-3 capsule. He named it Freedom 7, the number signifying the seven Mercury astronauts; NASA called the mission Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3). Lofted by a Redstone rocket, Shepard and his capsule attained a maximum speed of 5180 mph and rose to an altitude of 116 miles. The sub-orbital flight lasted 15 minutes and 22 seconds. Freedom 7 parachuted into the sea 302 miles from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and was retrieved by helicopter, along with Shepard, and both were taken aboard the recovery ship, the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39). Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert J. Jaczko, Sr. was the Public Information Officer for the ship at the time of Shepard's historic flight and was responsible for the press corps aboard for the event.
Provenance:
Robert J. Jaczko, Sr., Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0024
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
Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7 Recovery Photographs, NASM.2018.0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0024
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0024
Online Media:

Apollo Space Suit Testing Photographs [Masiello]

Creator:
Masiello, Leonard N.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Technical reports
Date:
1966, 2007
Summary:
In 1966, Leonard N. "Lenny" Masiello was an employee of Hamilton Standard who was asked to assist in testing the Apollo space suit. This collection consists of four photographs of Leonard N. Masiello testing a prototype version of the Apollo space suit for Hamilton Standard as well as a news clipping about space suits and three publications by the Hamilton Standard Space Hardware Heritage Team.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of four photographs of Leonard N. Masiello testing a prototype version of the Apollo space suit for Hamilton Standard. The photographs are all black and white and measure 3.5 x 4.25 inches with the exception of one larger print that measures approximately 10.5 x 7.25 inches. Two of the photographs were taken at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; one was taken at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, Connecticut; and one photo was taken at ILC Industries, Inc. in Dover, Delaware. The collection also contains a news clipping about space suits and three publications by the Hamilton Standard Space Hardware Heritage Team, all from 2007. The first is entitled, "Hamilton Sunstrand Space Suit Experience Supplement" (Report No. 4, Revision D); the second is entitled, "Hamilton Sunstrand's Human Space Systems" (Report No. 1, Revision A); and the third is entitled "Human Space Systems, Hamilton Sunstrand" (Report No. 6, Revision B).
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged by type of material.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1966, Leonard N. "Lenny" Masiello was an employee of Hamilton Standard who was preparing to enter U.S. Air Force pilot training. In the early part of that year, Masiello was approached by Dr. Vance Marchbanks, Jr. and was asked to assist in testing the Apollo space suit. Masiello participated in numerous tests of the suit, aided by his excellent physical condition, which contributed to the final design. One round of testing, held at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, was attended by active and former astronauts including John Herschel Glenn, Jr.; John Leonard Swigert, Jr.; Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.; and Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom. Masiello left Hamilton Standard in late 1966 to enter pilot training, after which he was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years before retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
Provenance:
Leonard N. "Lenny" Masiello, Gift, 2015 and materials added in 2019, NASM.2016.0007.
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
Apollo Project  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Newspaper clippings
Technical reports
Citation:
Apollo Space Suit Testing Photographs [Masiello], NASM.2016.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0007
Online Media:

Power Driven Articulated Dummy Final Report

Creator:
Illinois Institute of Technology  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Technical drawings
Date:
1965
Summary:
An articulated dummy was built in the early 1960s for NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center by the Illinois Institute of Technology to support the development of space suits. This collection contains the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IITRI) final report for Project No. K6051, Power Driven Articulated Dummy.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IITRI) final report for Project No. K6051, Power Driven Articulated Dummy. This project was under Contract No. NAS 9-1370 and ran from May 22, 1963 through July 31, 1965. The report was prepared by J. Slowik for the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas and is dated December 14, 1965. The report is 8.5 by 11 inches, plastic spiral bound, and is 70 pages long plus three appendices, and includes images as well as several schematic drawings that fold out to full size.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
An articulated dummy was built in the early 1960s for NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center by the Illinois Institute of Technology to support the development of space suits. It used hydraulic and electrical actuators to replicate many of the joint motions of the human body, with realistic forces. Sensors placed throughout the dummy measured forces that a prototype suit might exert on a human being when wearing the suit in a space environment. That enabled suit designers to measure how much force a human would need to move an arm or leg, or turn his or her head, when wearing a suit in space. By using this dummy instead of a human being during the design and testing of a space suit, tests could proceed that might otherwise be painful, tedious, or dangerous for a human being.
Provenance:
Dr. Clare Slowik, Gift, 2008, NASM.2008.0015
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 suits  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Technical drawings
Citation:
Power Driven Articulated Dummy Final Report, NASM.2008.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0015
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0015

NASA Letter to Susan Scott

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
June 18, 1962
Summary:
This is a June 18, 1962, letter from O. B. Lloyd, Jr., Director, Office of Public Services and Information, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to Susan Scott.
Scope and Contents:
This is a June 18, 1962, letter from O. B. Lloyd, Jr., Director, Office of Public Services and Information, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to Susan Scott. The letter thanks Scott for her recent letter regarding the possibility of women astronauts, but informs her that NASA has no plans to train women for space flight as there is no shortage of qualified male candidates.
Arrangement:
One item.
Provenance:
Susan Strong, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0058
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
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Citation:
NASA Letter to Susan Scott, NASM.2019.0058, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0058

Observatory Postcards

Extent:
0.79 Cubic feet (2 containers)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1905-2001
Summary:
This collection consists of the observatory postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit. Postcards from the following observatories are included: Allegheny; Arecibo Radio; Berlin-Treptow; Cambridge University, UK; David Dunlap; Dominion Astrophysical; European Southern; Green Bank Radio Telescope; Griffith; Harvard-SAO; Jodrell Bank; Keck; Kitt Peak National; Lick; Mauna Kea; McDonald; Mount Wilson; Palomar; Potsdam Astrophysical; Royal Observatory Greenwich; Vassar College; Very Large Array; and Whipple-MMT. The collection also contains CDs containing digital surrogates of the postcards, which were scanned by NASM staff or volunteers.
Arrangement:
Arranged by Observatory.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Explore the Universe exhibit shows how ideas about the Universe evolved as new astronomical instruments were developed. It presents the Universe as discerned by the naked eye, then shows how the telescope, photography, spectroscopy, and digital technology revolutionized our view. The largest section describes what astronomers today think about the nature of the Universe. As part of this exhibit, curator Dr. David DeVorkin, collected astronomical observatory postcards from the public. Some of the postcards were featured in the exhibit as well as the associated NASM website.

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Provenance:
NASM Space History Department, Transfer, 2018, NASM.2018.0060
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
Postcards -- 20th century  Search this
Observatories -- Astrophysical  Search this
Astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Citation:
Observatory Postcards, NASM.2018.0060, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0060

Sally K. Ride Papers

Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Extent:
24 Cubic feet (63 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Sally K. Ride Papers consists of over 23 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and film, created or collected by Sally Ride and chronicling her career from the 1970s through the 2010s. The papers document Ride's lifetime of achievements and include material relating to her astronaut training and duties; her contributions to space policy; her work as a physicist; and her work as an educator, including Sally Ride Science and related STEM projects.
Scope and Contents:
The Sally Ride Papers reflect Ride's careers as a student, astronaut, physicist, professor, author, and CEO of Sally Ride Science. This collection consists of material gathered by Sally Ride over the course of her life. This material is particularly rich in training materials from her astronaut days, but also provides significant insight into her career in academia and her interest and support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.

The bulk of this collection consists of materials related to Ride's professional work. This includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports and papers, notes, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, and miscellaneous materials. Materials of a personal nature were retained by her family and therefore do not figure in this collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized chronologically into the following 12 series:

Series 1: Schooling

Series 2: NASA Career

Subseries 2.1: Training and Flights

Subseries 2.1.1: T-38 Training

Subseries 2.1.2: Space Shuttle Flight Training, General

Subseries 2.1.3: STS-7 Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.4: STS-41G Space Shuttle Challenger Flight Training

Subseries 2.1.5: Miscellaneous Space Shuttle Flight Training

Subseries 2.2: NASA Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.2.1: Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission Report) 1986

Subseries 2.2.2: NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator [Ride Report] 1987

Subseries 2.2.3: Columbia Accident Investigation Board / NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond Report 2003

Subseries 2.2.4: Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee (Augustine Committee)

Subseries 2.3: White House Commissions and Reports

Subseries 2.3.1: President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

Subseries 2.3.2: Briefing for the Vice President of the United States, 1986

Subseries 2.3.3: Briefing for the Clinton/Gore Transition, 1992

Series 3: Space.com

Series 4: Academia Subseries 4.1: Physics Research Papers by Ride

Subseries 4.2: Ride's Physics Research Proposals and Projects

Subseries 4.3: Physics Research Files

Subseries 4.4: Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.5: Non-Physics Classes Taught by Ride

Subseries 4.6: Physics Conferences and Seminars

Subseries 4.7: Miscellaneous Department of Physics Materials

Subseries 4.8: California Space Institute

Series 5: Sally Ride STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] Education Projects

Subseries 5.1: KidSat/EarthKAM Project Subseries 5.2: Imaginary Lines/Sally Ride Science

Subseries 5.3: STEM Books

Series 6: Space and STEM Education Advocacy

Subseries 6.1: Space Advocacy

Subseries 6.1.1: Space Advocacy Articles

Subseries 6.1.2: Space Advocacy Speeches

Subseries 6.1.3: Space Advocacy Committees.

Subseries 6.2: STEM Advocacy, Committees and Conferences

Series 7: Awards and Publicity

Subseries 7.1: Awards

Subseries 7.2: Correspondence/Invitations

Subseries 7.3: Boards

Subseries 7.4: Publicity Files

Series 8: Research Files

Subseries 8.1: Space:

Subseries 8.1.1: Space Articles, Reports, and NASA Publications

Subseries 8.1.2: Space Files – Commission, Workshops, and Special Reports

Subseries 8.2: Education

Series 9: Miscellaneous

Series 10: First Day Covers/Autographs

Series 11: Oversized material

Series 12: Films, Audio Tapes, and Media
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Sally K. Ride became a national icon of achievement in science and space on June 18, 1983, when she became the first American woman to fly in space. Born in 1951 in suburban Encino, California, she took up tennis as a teenager and within a few years was ranked eighteenth nationally. In 1968, she enrolled at Swarthmore College as a physics major, but she dropped out after three semesters to train full-time at tennis. In 1970, Ride gave up tennis and entered Stanford University, where she took a double major in physics and English literature. She went on to complete a Masters and Ph.D. in physics from Stanford. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with the theoretical behavior of free electrons in a magnetic field.

While completing her Ph.D. in physics, she saw an announcement that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was looking for young scientists to serve as mission specialists and she immediately applied. She passed NASA's preliminary process and became one of 208 finalists. Ride was flown to Johnson Space Center outside Houston for physical fitness tests, psychiatric evaluation, and personal interviews. Three months later, she was an astronaut and one of six women selected for the class of 1978.

While learning to use a new space shuttle remote manipulative arm for a future mission, Ride acted as backup orbit Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) for STS-2 and prime orbit CAPCOM for STS-3. She was named a mission specialist on the seventh flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. As a mission specialist in the first five-member Shuttle crew, she operated a variety of orbiter systems and experiment payloads; she participated in the launch of two commercial communications satellites and also operated the remote manipulator system arm to maneuver, release, and retrieve a free-flying satellite. Ride also flew on a second mission, STS-41G in 1984, again on the Challenger. She spent a total of more than 343 hours in space.

Ride's career and legacy extended well beyond her missions in space. Ride had completed eight months of training for her third flight (STS-61-M, a TDRS deployment mission) when the space shuttle Challenger disaster occurred, and she was named to the Rogers Commission (the presidential commission investigating the accident) and headed its subcommittee on operations. Following the investigation, Ride was assigned to NASA headquarters where she led a strategic planning effort for NASA that yielded the 1987 report NASA Leadership and America's Future in Space: A Report to the Administrator (also known as the Ride Report), and she served as the first chief of the new NASA Office of Exploration. In 1993, she was named to the Columbia Accident Board, appointed to investigate the causes and to recommend remedies after that tragic loss.

In 1987, Ride left NASA to become a full-time educator. She first worked at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control and in 1989 she became a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Director of the California Space Institute. From the mid-1990s until her death, Ride led two public-outreach programs for NASA — the ISS EarthKAM and GRAIL MoonKAM projects, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and UCSD. The programs allowed middle school students to request images of the Earth.

Ride continued her endeavors to improve science education and encourage young people to study science through her independent initiatives as an author or co-author of seven books on space aimed at children, and as a co-founder of Sally Ride Science, a company founded in 2001 that creates entertaining science programs and publications for upper elementary and middle school students, with a particular focus on science education for girls.

Ride died on July 23, 2012, at the age of 61, seventeen months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Provenance:
Gift of Tam O'Shaughnessy, received March 2014.
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 shuttles  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Physics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Citation:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0025
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0025
Online Media:

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0585

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0583

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