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Scientific and technical aerospace reports / produced by the Scientific and Technical Information Branch, NASA

Title:
STAR, an abstract journal
STAR
Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Branch  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Office  Search this
NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1963
1963-
Topic:
Aeronautics--Abstracts--Periodicals  Search this
Astronautics--Abstracts--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TL500 .S416
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_66473

International aerospace abstracts

Author:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Technical Information Service  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Institute of the Aerospace Sciences Technical Information Service  Search this
Physical description:
v. 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1961
Topic:
Aeronautics--Abstracts--Periodicals  Search this
Astronautics--Abstracts--Periodicals  Search this
Aerospace industries--Abstracts  Search this
Airplanes--Equipment and supplies--Abstracts  Search this
Aviation medicine--abstracts  Search this
Space flight--abstracts  Search this
Space flight--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
TL500 .I61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67753

Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers

Creator:
Sullivan, Kathryn  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
15.23 Cubic feet (34 boxes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Reports
Date:
1970s - 2010s
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 15.23 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and video/film, created or collected by Kathryn Sullivan, spanning her lifetime of achievement.
Scope and Contents:
Scope and Content Note:

The Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers (acc. no. 2019-0007) reflect Dr. Sullivan's broad, restless curiosity regarding oceanography, geology, engineering, astronomy, space exploration and education advocacy. Sullivan's great contributions as a scientist, educator, astronaut and explorer are quite evident in this collection.

For the most part, this collection encompasses Dr. Sullivan's years spent as a NASA astronaut, with the U.S. Naval Reserve (USNR), as well as her post-NASA career as a federal government administrator, educator, scientist and explorer; roughly, from the 1970s through the 2010s. There is some material however, that dates back prior to this time span. This collection is a mixture of the following materials: correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports technical manuals, flight logs, photographs, speeches, news releases, papers, books, brochures, pamphlets, journals, magazines, articles and day planners. Additionally, there are some materials stored in oversized containers that include newspapers or sections of newspapers, Dr. Sullivan's Ph.D. dissertation from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, certificates and awards, a photograph album, as well as matted photographs pertaining to her Space Shuttle flights (STS-41G, STS-31 and STS-45) and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Upon receiving the Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers, the processing archivist did discern some order to this collection. Some materials, such as photographs, reports and speeches, tended to be grouped together. Other materials were threaded throughout in a more random fashion. Furthermore, most of the archival items had been already placed in some sort of files or folders. The processing archivist did rehouse these materials utilizing archival-friendly file folders and legal-size document cases.

This collection is arranged into three series. The first series is composed of personal materials that include correspondence, photographs, postcards, business cards and transcripts. Each type of archival material is organized chronologically and then alphabetically. The second series consists of professional materials and is by far and away the largest segment of the Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers. This series is arranged as follows: Dr. Sullivan's correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, manuals (mainly Space Shuttle program-related), flight logs, photographs, speeches, news releases, policy directives and educational course materials, papers, Congressional hearings and testimony, books, brochures, catalogs and pamphlets, magazines and journals, certificates, articles, and miscellaneous materials (such as agendas, programs, day planners and photographic slides). All the above material is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically. The third series is composed of oversize materials. This material consists of newspapers or sections of newspapers (mainly focused on the Space Shuttle Challenger accident of 1986), Dr. Sullivan's Ph.D. dissertation, a photograph album, awards and certificates, as well as matted photographs, largely pertaining to her three Space Shuttle flights and the Hubble Space telescope (HST).

Please note: the initials "KDS" refer to Kathryn D. Sullivan.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three series. The first series is composed of personal materials that include correspondence, photographs, postcards, business cards and transcripts. Each type of archival material is organized chronologically and then alphabetically. The second series consists of professional materials and is by far and away the largest segment of the Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers. This series is arranged as follows: Dr. Sullivan's correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, manuals (mainly Space Shuttle program-related), flight logs, photographs, speeches, news releases, policy directives and educational course materials, papers, Congressional hearings and testimony, books, brochures, catalogs and pamphlets, magazines and journals, certificates, articles, and miscellaneous materials (such as agendas, programs, day planners and photographic slides). All the above material is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically. The third series is composed of oversize materials. This material consists of newspapers or sections of newspapers (mainly focused on the Space Shuttle Challenger accident of 1986), Dr. Sullivan's Ph.D. dissertation, a photograph album, awards and certificates, as well as matted photographs, largely pertaining to her three Space Shuttle flights and the Hubble Space telescope (HST).
Biographical / Historical:
Kathryn D. Sullivan was born on October 3, 1951, in Paterson, New Jersey. Several years later, the Sullivan family relocated to California where her father proceeded to work in the aerospace field. After graduating from high school in 1969, Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science degree in earth sciences from the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 1978, she earned her Ph.D. in geology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. During her time at Dalhousie, Sullivan participated in several oceanographic expeditions that studied the floors of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1977, Sullivan applied for a position as astronaut candidate for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Her application was successful and she was accepted as part of the first group of six women astronauts hired by the space agency. Training and evaluation commenced in 1978 and was completed the following year. Dr. Sullivan was now an official astronaut, qualified for selection on space flight crews. She would make her first flight aboard NASA's new fleet of Space Shuttles five years later. This flight, designated STS-41G (Space Transportation System), lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on October 5, 1984. While circling the Earth from the orbiter Challenger, Dr. Sullivan performed the first spacewalk or EVA (extra-vehicular activity) by an American woman. During her second shuttle flight, designated STS-31, she flew aboard the orbiter Discovery. Lifting off from KSC on April 24, 1990, she actively participated in deploying the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) into Earth orbit. Her third and final space flight occurred aboard Discovery once more, from March 24 to April 2, 1992. Dr. Sullivan served as Payload Commander on this mission, designated STS-45 - the first flight of Spacelab dedicated to NASA's Mission to Planet Earth program. In 1993, she retired from NASA but, not before logging a total of 532 hours in space.

Hand in hand with her NASA career, Dr. Sullivan also served her country with the U.S. Naval Reserve (USNR). In 1988, she became a direct commissioned officer with the rank of lieutenant commander. Two years later, Dr. Sullivan was given command of a specialized unit of oceanographers and meteorologists that was based at Naval Air Station Dallas. This facility provided support to the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Center on the island of Guam. By the time of her retirement from the USNR in 2006, she had attained the rank of captain.

Though retired from NASA, Dr. Sullivan has since maintained a very active life. Aside from her work as an USNR officer that continued into the first years of the 21st century, she also served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ohio's Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Under her leadership, COSI enhanced its impact on science teaching in the classroom, as well as its national reputation as an innovator of hands-on, inquiry-based science learning resources. Additionally, from 2006-2011, she acted as Director for Ohio State University's Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy while continuing with COSI as a volunteer science advisor.

Two decades after leaving NASA, Dr. Sullivan reentered public service within the federal government. In 2011, the Obama administration nominated, and the U.S. Senate confirmed, her as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Moreover, starting in early 2013, she served as acting NOAA Administrator. The following year, she was confirmed by the Senate as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and simultaneously, as NOAA Administrator. She remained in these positions until early 2017.

Upon her retirement from government service, Dr. Sullivan was selected for the 2017 Charles A. Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History Fellowship, at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM). During her time with the museum as a Fellow, she focused her research energies on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Based on this research, Dr. Sullivan wrote her book, Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention, which was released in 2019.

Dr. Sullivan's life as an explorer, researcher, scientist and public servant continued into the early 2020s. In 2020, she ventured aboard a specially equipped submarine to the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first woman to reach the deepest known point of all of Earth's oceans, as well as the first person to travel to both the Challenger Deep and aboard the shuttle Challenger (and later, Discovery) into outer space. Also, late that year, Dr. Sullivan was named a volunteer member of President-Elect Biden's presidential transition Agency Review team to help facilitate transition efforts connected to the Commerce Department. In 2021, President Biden appointed her to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

During her decades in public life, Dr. Sullivan has had many honors bestowed upon her and earned numerous awards – too numerous to list all of them here. The following is merely a sample: NASA Space Flight Medal (1984 and 1990), the National Air and Space Museum Trophy, Smithsonian Institution (1985), NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1988 and 1991), NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership ((1992), Ohio Veteran's Hall of Fame (2001), Ohio Women's Hall of Fame (2002), inductee into the Astronaut Hall of Fame (2004) and the Aviation Week & Space Technology Aerospace Legend Award (2005). Additionally, she has received honorary degrees from multiple colleges, including ones from Brown University and Willamette University.
Provenance:
Kathryn D. Sullivan, Gift, 2018, NASM.2019.0007
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
Manned space flight  Search this
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Hubble (Large) Space Telescope  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Reports
Citation:
Kathryn D. Sullivan Papers, NASM.2019.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0007
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f15d66b1-23b3-47f0-97f1-e66162046440
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0007
Online Media:

Anne Thompson Bray Papers

Creator:
Bray, Anne Thompson  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.58 Cubic feet (One letter document case and one flat box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Press releases
Scrapbooks
Date:
1960s
Summary:
This collection consists of three binders containing science news releases and a scrapbook containing photographs of Anne Thompson Bray and other the staff at the the Space News Roundup .
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three binders containing science news releases: "The Fledging Science Writer Vol 1" October 1965 through March 1966, containing astronaut by-liners and non-space topics; "The Fledging Science Writer Vol. 2," April 1966 through September 1966, containing spouse and family astronaut families topics; and [Vol. 3], containing flight technical topics. These folders include both the releases by World Book Encyclopedia Science Services (including ones written by Anne Thompson Bray) as well as the accompanying black and white photographs, some from NASA and some taken by World Book staff photographers. The collection also includes a scrapbook containing photographs of Anne Thompson Bray and other the staff at the Space News Roundup .
Arrangement:
No arrangement.
Biographical / Historical:
Anne Thompson Bray (1934–2009) graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Journalism. Bray then went to work for the Fayetteville Observer before joining the NASA's Public Affairs staff first as a staff writer and then as the editor of the Space News Roundup , the official newspaper of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (now Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center). From April 1962 until July of 1963 Bray covered the Mercury Space Program from Houston, Texas. After the Mercury Space Program was completed, she left the civil service and worked for Cornet Magazine and Ford Aerospace, the Aerospace and Defense Division of Ford Motor Company. Bray also worked with World Book Encyclopedia Science Services.
Provenance:
Jessica Moyd Smith, Gift, 2020, NASM.2021.0004
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 Project  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Press releases -- 20th century
Scrapbooks -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Anne Thompson Bray Papers, NASM.2021.0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2021.0004
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d079e4f7-444a-4cda-95b7-523b25601133
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2021-0004

Raymond Loewy papers

Creator:
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986  Search this
Names:
American Society of Industrial Designers  Search this
Coca-Cola Company  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Exxon Corporation  Search this
Gestetner Duplicating Machine Company  Search this
Hallicrafter  Search this
Hupp Motor Company  Search this
International Business Machines Corporation  Search this
Raymond Loewy Associates  Search this
Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc.  Search this
Sears, Roebuck and Co.  Search this
Shell Oil Company  Search this
Studebaker Corporation  Search this
United Air Lines, Inc.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986  Search this
Snaith, William, 1908-1974  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes (2 letter sized boxes, 1 legal sized box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Press releases
Speeches
Photographs
Date:
[mid-1940s-early 1960s]
Summary:
This collection spans the period from the mid-1940s to the early-1960s and consists ofnewspaper and magazine articles by and about Loewy, including the 1949 TIME magazine on which he appeared on the cover. Extensive clippings exist pertaining to his designs for automobiles. Also includes many articles and speeches written by and about William Snaith, a partner in the firm which was renamed Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc. in 1961. A catalog from the exhibition, "Ten Automobiles," which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1953, is included. Other materials include brochures printed and designed by the firm, press releases, a listing of projects, honors, and membership. Some photographs of Loewy and his design team are included. The collection does not contain any original design materials or project files.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed.
Biographical/Historical note:
Industrial Designer. Born Paris, France, November 8, 1893, Loewy initially studied electrical engineering, and by 1909, he has designed and sold a successful airplane model. He immigrated to the United States in 1919 and became a naturalized citizen in 1938. Loewy began working as a freelance window display designer for Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue, and as an illustrator for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and others, from 1919.

He designed the trademark for Neiman-Marcus in 1923. Loewy is identified as one of the founding fathers of industrial design. In 1929, he started Raymond Loewy Associates in New York, and by 1947, he appeared on the cover of TIME magazine. Loewy's designs always stressed the importance of the clean, functional, dynamic design of products. His schooling in electrical engineering translated into his designs for automobiles, trains, airplanes, ships, and spacecraft for NASA. He also designed interiors for many hotels, offices, and supermarkets. He is best known for his designs for the 1947 Studebaker Starlight Coupe; the 1953 Starliner Coupe; the 1961 Avanti; the 1947 line of Hallicrafter radio recievers; the 1929 Gestetner duplicating machine; the 1934 Sears Coldspot refrigerator; and the S-I steam locomotive for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He also designed logos for Exxon and Shell oil companies, and bottles and refrigerated vending machines for Coca Cola. He became President of the American Society of Industrial Designers in 1946. Loewy established Compagnie de l'Esthetique Industrielle in Paris in 1952. His work has been featured in many exhibitions, including: "An Exhibition for Modern Living", Detroit Institute of Arts, 1949; "The Designs of Raymond Loewy", Renwick Gallery of the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1975; and "The Machine Age in America", Brooklyn Museum, 1986, among others. He authored, "The Locomotive: Its Esthetics", 1937; "Never Leave Well Enough Alone", 1951; and "Industrial Design", 1979. In 1961, Loewy went into semi-retirement, became partners with William Snaith, and renamed the company Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc. Loewy died in Monte Carlo, July 14, 1986.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The Raymond Loewy Collection. Drawings, blueprints, sketches, phtographs, slides, and audio and video recordings, covering the period from 1929-1988.
Canadian Center for Architecture, Special Collections. Vertical file docmenting Loewy's work.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt by Betty Reese, Loewy's publicist.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited. Permission of Library Director required for use.
Occupation:
Industrial designers  Search this
Interior designers  Search this
Packaging designers  Search this
Topic:
Radio -- Receivers and reception -- Design and construction  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Interior decoration -- United States  Search this
Automobiles -- Design and construction  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Supermarkets -- Design  Search this
Coldspot refrigerator  Search this
Transportation -- Design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Press releases
Speeches
Photographs
Identifier:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0001
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc2e29ec5f7-bae5-442b-bab5-6535771b849c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-xxxx-0001

James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence

Creator:
Raymond, Arthur  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.39 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
bulk 1933-1976
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the correspondence, notes, and official documents between NASA Administrator James Webb and Arthur Raymond, NASA consultant, 1961-1976. The correspondence covers a range of topics including policy evaluation, commentary, and recommendations relating to NASA's relationship with government, industry, universities and the military with specific references to the Apollo program, Dyna Soar project, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory. There is also a folder containing correspondence and miscellaneous documents from Raymond's tenure as consultant to the RAND Corporation and a folder of correspondence between Raymond and James H. Kindelberger relating to the Douglas DC-1.
Biographical / Historical:
James E. Webb (1906 -1992) received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1928. Webb joined the United States Marine Corps in 1930 and completed naval aviator training at the United States Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. In 1936, he was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia after completing evening law courses at George Washington University and began his government career as a secretary to Representative Edward W. Pou of North Carolina. From 1936 to 1943 Webb held several executive positions at Sperry Gyroscope, but returned to the Marine Corps during World War II, where he served as commander of an aviation wing. After the war Webb worked in the United States Treasury Department, was appointed Director of the Budget by President Truman, and in 1949 he was reassigned by presidential appointment to the State Department where he served as Undersecretary of State. Webb left the State Department in 1952, and worked in the private sector for such companies as Kerr-McGee Oil Industries of Oklahoma, and as director of McDonnell Aircraft and president of Educational Services Incorporated. In 1961 Webb returned to the government when he was appointed Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In almost eight years of service Webb led NASA as it expanded from an agency with 17,000 employees and a {dollar}900 million budget to an agency with 34,000 employees and a {dollar}5.2 billion budget. During Webb's administration NASA successfully carried out Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Ranger, Surveyor, Lunar Orbiter, Nimbus, Tiros, and a host of other scientific and engineering programs.
Arthur Raymond (1899-1999) was the Chief Engineer at Douglas and his team built the DC-3. After retiring from Douglas in 1960, Mr. Raymond was a special consultant to James E. Webb, NASA's administrator. Raymond was put in charge of supervising outside contractors on both the Gemini and Apollo space projects until 1969. In November 1991, Raymond received the National Air and Space Museum Trophy for lifetime achievement.
Provenance:
Martin Collins, Transfer, 2017
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 and state  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
James Webb - Arthur Raymond Correspondence, Accession 2017-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22f2af33d-8889-4653-b458-1b5849d0d865
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0030

Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay]

Topic:
United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985
Creator:
McKay, Jean Kathleen Trainum, 1924-2016.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Whirlpool Corporation  Search this
Names:
Carpenter, M. Scott (Malcolm Scott), 1925-2013  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Cooper, Leroy Gordan, 1927-2004  Search this
Gilruth, Robert  Search this
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Schirra, Wally  Search this
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998  Search this
Slayton, Donald K., 1924-1993  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Papers, technical
Photographs
Menus
Date:
bulk 1951-2004
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Captain Jean Kathleen Trainum McKay (1924-2016) and her work as the dietitian for the Mercury Project including news clippings, press releases, writings by McKay, photographs, and a detailed pre-flight feeding plan.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.05 cubic feet of material relating to Jean McKay and her work as the dietitian for the Mercury Project including news clippings, press releases, writings by McKay, photographs, and a detailed pre-flight feeding plan. The feeding plan consists of nutritional information, menus, and recipes, and is signed on the front by astronauts Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., John Herschel Glenn, Jr., Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr., and Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton. The writings by McKay consist of papers on nutrition and feeding astronauts as well as the notes for a talk to a docent meeting at the San Diego Air and Space Museum recounting McKay's experiences with the Mercury Project. Press releases are from the office of Congressman Phillip Hart Weaver (R-Nebraska) and one from the Whirlpool Corporation on their Space Kitchen which includes two 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs. Also included is also a 4 by 6 inch color photograph of McKay with Shepard and Schirra taken in August 1995.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Jean Kathleen Trainum McKay (1924-2016) was serving as the staff dietitian in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General when she was selected to serve as the dietitian for the Mercury Project and was sent to Cape Canaveral in April 1961. Although research and development for the pre-flight dietary guidelines had been done previously at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, McKay was responsible for planning specific menus from the basic guide, purchasing the food and supervising preparation and serving, and conducting nutritional analysis and reporting to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Prior to this assignment, McKay was a member of a unified team of women serving in various branches of the military put together to work with the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) to recruit more women to serve in the Armed Forces.
Provenance:
Laurel Barile, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0028.
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:
Mercury Project  Search this
Dietetics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Food  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Apollo Lunar Module  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Papers, technical
Photographs
Menus
Citation:
Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay], Acc. NASM.2017.0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0028
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25861cce7-7cd1-48c1-b8c2-fcb62873f206
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0028
Online Media:

Reports, papers, and speeches

Collection Creator:
McKay, Jean Kathleen Trainum, 1924-2016.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Whirlpool Corporation  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay], Acc. NASM.2017.0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg204305009-373e-4284-9219-8201e76cad48
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2017-0028-ref1

"Food, Nutrition and the Space Traveler" by Beatrice Finkelstein and Lt. Col. Albert A. Taylor

Collection Creator:
McKay, Jean Kathleen Trainum, 1924-2016.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Whirlpool Corporation  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
'Food, Nutrition and the Space Traveler' by Beatrice Finkelstein and Lt. Col. Albert A. Taylor. Separated reprint originally published in the November-December 1960 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 8, Number 6, pp 793-800. Printed by The American Journal of Medicine.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay], Acc. NASM.2017.0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay] / Articles, news clippings, and press releases
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg296ff75cf-7dce-4cf6-aff1-40883188509e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2017-0028-ref10

Articles, news clippings, and press releases

Collection Creator:
McKay, Jean Kathleen Trainum, 1924-2016.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Whirlpool Corporation  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay], Acc. NASM.2017.0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay]
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a19d4516-d6ef-4624-9854-88c467d6769d
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2017-0028-ref2

Website Records, 2013-2020

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Uniform title:
Galactic Gazette (Blog)  Search this
Subject:
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics John G. Wolbach Library  Search this
Harvard College Observatory Plate Stacks  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2013
2013-2020
Topic:
Astrophysics Data System  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-083
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Website Records 2007-2020 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404731

Website Records, 2007-2020

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Uniform title:
The Chandra Newsletter  Search this
Subject:
Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Chandra X-ray Center (U.S.)  Search this
Chandra X-ray Center (U.S.) Chandra Users' Committee  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2007
2007-2020
Topic:
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Research  Search this
Women scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-084
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Website Records 2007-2020 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404732

Curatorial Records, 1955, 1961, 1964-1969, 1975-2013, 2015, 2018

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Department  Search this
Subject:
Neal, Valerie  Search this
Enterprise (Space shuttle)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space History  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
Space Telescope History Project (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Department of Space Science and Exploration  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Brochures
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Illustrations
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1964
1964-1969
1955, 1961, 1964-1969, 1975-2013, 2015, 2018
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Trophy  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 22-073
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Subject Files 1955,1960-2015, 2018 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Space History Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404739

A Spacefaring nation : perspectives on American space history and policy / edited by Martin J. Collins, Sylvia Doughty Fries

Author:
Collins, Martin J. 1951-  Search this
Fries, Sylvia Doughty  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 245 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Astronautics--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407676

Chesapeake Bay Plume Study : superflux 1980 / edited by Janet W. Campbell, James P. Thomas

Title:
Superflux 1980
Author:
Campbell, Janet W  Search this
Thomas, James P  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Scientific and Technical Information Branch  Search this
Langley Research Center  Search this
Northeast Fisheries Center (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries. Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Collection. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 515 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)
Date:
1981
Topic:
Estuarine ecology--Remote sensing  Search this
Marine ecology--Remote sensing  Search this
Plumes (Fluid dynamics)  Search this
Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
QH104.5.C45C45 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412104

Space station: key to the future

Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
1970]
Topic:
Space stations  Search this
Call number:
TL797 .U5X
TL797.U5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6025

Application of remote sensing to the Chesapeake Bay region : a conference / jointly sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., and the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and held at Coolfont Conference Center, April 12-15, 1977 ; editors, W.T. Chen ... [et al.]

Author:
Chen, W. T (Wayne T.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States Environmental Protection Agency  Search this
University of Maryland, College Park  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries. Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries Collection. DSI  Search this
Conference on the Application of Remote Sensing to the Chesapeake Bay Region (1977 : Berkeley Springs, W. Va.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Chesapeake Bay Region
Date:
1978
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Call number:
GC512.M3A66 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_324575

Proceedings of the ... NASA-Industry Program Plans Conference

Title:
NASA-Industry Program Plans Conference : [proceedings] July 28-29, 1960
Author:
NASA-Industry Program Plans Conference  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Scientific and Technical Information  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill., diagrs. ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1960
1960-
Topic:
Aerospace industries  Search this
Call number:
TL521 .N102
TL521.N102
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_325610

Materials analysis by ultrasonics : metals, ceramics, composites / edited by Alex Vary

Author:
Vary, Alex  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 348 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1987
1986
Topic:
Ultrasonic testing  Search this
Materials--Testing  Search this
Call number:
TA417.4.A49 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_331976

Workshop on Mars Sample Return Science : November 16-18, 1987, Houston, Texas / edited by Michael J. Drake ... [et al.] ; sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Solar System Exploration Division, NASA, Life Sciences Division, NASA

Title:
Mars sample return science
Author:
Workshop on Mars Sample Return Science (1987 : Houston, Texas)  Search this
Drake, Michael J  Search this
Lunar and Planetary Institute  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
196 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Congresses
Place:
Mars (Planet)
Date:
1988
Topic:
Surface  Search this
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QB641 .W92 1987
QB641.W92 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380753

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