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Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton]

Creator:
Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, 1936-  Search this
Names:
Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
1.22 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes; 1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1986
bulk 1965-1972
Summary:
The Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton] consists of reports, memoranda, and related material documenting the Apollo flight guidance software developed by Margaret Hamilton's team at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL) in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The collection also includes Hamilton's 1986 handwritten notes on selected documents.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of reports, memoranda, and related material documenting the Apollo flight guidance software developed by Margaret Hamilton's team at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL) in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Documents include a printout from an Apollo guidance computer software simulation; software program change routing slips; reports from Apollo Guidance, Navigation, and Control (formerly Apollo Guidance and Navigation); a preliminary flight plan for Apollo 7; memoranda for the submission of MIT/IL Software Development Plan, critiquing each new official version of the flight system; guidance system documents using assorted programs, including Sundisk, Skylark, and Luminary; and an oversized Charles Stark Draper Laboratory brochure. When she donated the collection in 1986, Hamilton composed handwritten notes on the history of selected documents, which are included with each document and identified in the finding aid as "[Note from Margaret Hamilton]."
Arrangement:
The materials are arranged chronologically.
Biographical Note:
Margaret H. Hamilton (b. 1936) was the Director of Software Engineering Division at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was responsible for the onboard flight software for NASA's Apollo and Skylab missions. She became known as the "Rope Mother," an apt description for her role and referred to the unusual way that computer programs were stored on the Apollo guidance computers.

Hamilton received a BA in Mathematics from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and postponed her Ph.D. work when she was offered the opportunity to work on the Apollo project. She has published over 130 papers and reports on her areas of expertise in system design and software development. In 1986, she became the founder and CEO of Hamilton Technologies, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On November 22, 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Hamilton the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution that led to Apollo 11's successful landing.
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret Hamilton, gift, 1986-1987.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Space vehicles -- Guidance systems  Search this
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory  Search this
Citation:
Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton], Accession 1986-0158, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0158
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Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg236b98f18-3818-4b38-91a4-4a14f8cc89e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0158
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Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1A

Manufacturer:
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International  Search this
Materials:
Steel combustion chamber; some aluminum alloy
Dimensions:
Length, 100 inches; diameter, outside, nozzle, 47 inches; width 70 inches; weight, 1,820 pounds
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1958-1969
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19700256000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv935e85d5b-e9e2-4760-a8fe-a5688e8f8950
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19700256000
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Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1

Manufacturer:
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International  Search this
Materials:
Chamber and nozzle coolant passages 347 stainless steel. Propellant tanks, lines, and valves, stainless steel. Pumps, aluminum alloys; turbine, Hastealloy. Injector, OHFC copper and 347 stainless steel.
Combustion chamber made of 292 stainless steel tubes. The assembly, except for inlet manifold, was furnaced brazed with gold brazing alloy. Injectors, furnaced brazed.
Dessicant holders on each side of rocket plumbing, with red plastic protective covers; bundle of wires in white plastic isulation adjacent to red desicant holders; another bundle of wires with white plastic insulation, in back of plumbing,
Dimensions:
Overall: 5ft 3 1/2in. x 4ft 5 3/4in. x 8ft 4in. (161.3 x 136.5 x 254cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1959-1961
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19700259000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91c1d7950-78bc-4913-a05e-c535f62c8d6e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19700259000

Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1A

Manufacturer:
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International  Search this
Materials:
Chamber and nozzle coolant passages: 347 stainless steel. Propellant tanks, lines, and valves: stainless steel. Pumps: aluminum alloys; turbine: Hastealloy. Injector: OHFC copper and 347 stainless steel.
Combustion chamber made of 292 stainless steel tubes. The assembly, except for inlet manifold, was furnaced brazed with gold brazing alloy. Injectors, furnaced brazed.
Dimensions:
Overall: 100 in. long x 47 in. diameter (254 x 119.38cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1963
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19700286000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9488b25bd-ed8d-439f-ba57-f84ce7d466de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19700286000
Online Media:

Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, H-1

Manufacturer:
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International  Search this
Materials:
Chamber and nozzle coolant passages 347 stainless steel. Propellant tanks, lines, and valves, stainless steel. Pumps, aluminum alloys; turbine, Hastealloy. Injector, OHFC copper and 347 stainless steel.
Combustion chamber made of 292 stainless steel tubes. The assembly, except for inlet manifold, was furnaced brazed with gold brazing alloy. Injectors, furnaced brazed.
Dimensions:
Overall: 100 in. long x 47 in. diameter (254 x 119.38cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1958-1975
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19800474000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv992538506-b570-4403-ae0a-db07d7796c83
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19800474000
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Instrumentation Laboratory, MIT, Apollo Project Memorandum #2038, Submission of MIT/IL Software Development Plan

Collection Creator:
Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, 1936-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
December 20, 1968
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton], Accession 1986-0158, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f839b183-e983-4f48-8036-b7c41eda6d3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1986-0158-ref9

North American Rockwell (Harrison Storms) Film Collection

Creator:
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Names:
North American Aviation, Inc.  Search this
North American Rockwell Corp  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Rockwell International  Search this
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet ((25 film cans))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1980s]
bulk [ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of fifty-three films made by North American Rockwell during Storms' association with the corporation. This collection also consists of a folder of biographical information on Storms and 213 slides, which include the following topics: Apollo projects; Soviet spacecraft at an unknown Soviet museum; and images of the Bell 47G helicopter.
Biographical / Historical:
Harrison A. Storms, Jr., (1915-1992) helped design Apollo spacecraft and many other aerospace vehicles. A former executive of Rockwell International and its predecessor company, North American Aviation, Storms made contributions to over 40 aircraft and space vehicles. Storms received his bachelor and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, and an aeronautical engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology. Storms was then employed as an aeronautical researcher at North American Aviation in 1941 and during World War II contributed to the advancement of jet propulsion technology. After World War II, Storms served as Chief Engineer of the X-15 program, and also helped design the F-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre Jet, F-100 Super Sabre and the XB-70. Storms went on to become the President of North American's Space and Information Systems Division which won contracts for both the Saturn second stage launch vehicle and the Apollo command and service modules for the successful lunar landing program. Storms was the recipient of many honors and awards and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Phyllis Storms, gift, 1999, 1999-0021, North American Rockwell?
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:
North American P-51 Mustang Family  Search this
North American X-15  Search this
North American F-86 Sabre Family  Search this
North American F-100 Super Sabre (Sabre 45) Family  Search this
North American XB-70A (RS-70) Valkyrie  Search this
Bell 47G (helicopter)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22d174531-4573-4b08-a281-8e0fa24595ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0021

Operation moonglow a political history of Project Apollo Teasel Muir-Harmony

Author:
Muir-Harmony, Teasel E.,  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.) History  Search this
Apollo project  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 367 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2020
Topic:
Space flight to the moon--History  Search this
Space  Search this
Science  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Vol vers la Lune--Histoire  Search this
Espace  Search this
Sciences  Search this
Astronautes  Search this
sciences (philosophy)  Search this
astronauts  Search this
SCIENCE / Space Science  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics  Search this
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155331

Apollo 11 Astronauts at Press Conference for 5th Anniversary of Mission

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Apollo Project (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1974
July 20, 1974
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [74-7135-31]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396134

Apollo Project

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22009579c-f179-40ac-97a3-e17df13e5f98
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2226

Apollo Project, General [Bibliographies]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250000-00
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg257e2c86e-e6aa-4031-a663-69a9fe35c34b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2227

Apollo Project, General [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250000-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg227352f21-0fda-4597-b432-976eb3adb17e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2230

Apollo Project, Articles, 1959 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250020-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2cea19e4d-3a9c-44e3-83c4-142edefdca72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2233

Apollo Project, Articles, 1960 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250021-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2258d57d5-9692-4190-be80-2329888e65b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2236

Apollo Project, Articles, 1961 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250022-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg256415d49-8aa0-46e3-91ad-b7adfb98c1e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2239

Apollo Project, Articles, 1962 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250023-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg24e0c2dbe-641e-4ee1-93ee-5527e1295225
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2242

Apollo Project, Articles, 1963 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250024-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ee3fe582-6c24-4e4d-9881-b01633096113
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2245

Apollo Project, Articles, 1964 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250025-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f32380f3-0001-473a-ae6f-15e27a1b897c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2248

Apollo Project, Articles, 1965 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250026-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b188be95-8a5e-4083-bb17-d594c43ce95f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2251

Apollo Project, Articles, 1966 [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O, File OA-250027-01
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Apollo Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg248cd6e39-560f-46df-908d-dcb63e8bb132
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref2254

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