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Historic Letter Collection

Names:
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
bulk 1894-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 100 historic letters. Correspondents include: Neil Armstrong, Alexander Graham Bell, Richard Byrd, George Clemenceau, Jacqueline Cochran, Glenn H. Curtiss, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Jimmy Doolittle, Amelia Earhart, Thomas Edison, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Augustus Herring, Harry Houdini, Otto Lilienthal, Henry Cabot Lodge, Grover Loening, Charles Manley, Hiram Maxim, James Means, William Mitchell, Eddie Rickenbacker, Alex P. de Seversky, I. Sikorsky, and Ferdinard von Zeppelin.
Provenance:
Gift, Various donors, Various
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
Air pilots  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
Historic Letter Collection, Accession XXXX-0477, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0477
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a2988d9c-a041-44aa-b5fc-1c17f0cc39c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0477

Apollo 11 Launch Images [Burgess]

Names:
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-  Search this
Collins, Michael, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Gigabytes (118 digital image files (RGB TIFF format))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
July 5 and July 16, 1969
Summary:
This collection consists of 118 digital image files created in 2009 by photographer Travis Burgess by scanning original 35 mm black and white photographic negatives which he had made in July 1969. The first series of 112 images feature Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edward E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. participating in a preflight press conference on July 5, 1969, at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas. The second series consists of 6 images taken at the launch of Apollo 11 on its Saturn V rocket from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on the morning of July 16, 1969.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 118 digital image files created in 2009 by photographer Travis Burgess by scanning original 35 mm black and white photographic negatives which he had made in July 1969. The first series of 112 images (NASM 9A13870 through 9A13981) feature astronauts Neil A. Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot), and Edward E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot) participating in a preflight press conference on July 5, 1969, in the Building 1 auditorium of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas; measures designed to reduce the possibility of exposing the crewmen to infectious disease in the preflight period (face masks and a box-like enclosure) can be seen in this series. During the conference the astronauts answer questions from reporters, show off a copy of the stainless steel Apollo 11 plaque to be left behind on the Moon in commemoration of the historic landing, and pose with the Moon plaque and a mission insignia plaque. The second series consists of six images (NASM 9A13982 through 9A13987) taken at the launch of Apollo 11 on its Saturn V rocket from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on the morning of July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (local time).
Arrangement:
Images are presented in their original (chronological) order, and have been divided into two series by event. Burgess' original image filenames have been changed to NASM Archives image reference numbers NASM-9A13870 through NASM-9A13987, retaining their 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 (July 16-24, 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. "Buzz" 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 on July 21, 1969, to rendezvous with Collins.
Provenance:
Travis Burgess, gift, 2009, NASM.2009.0061
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
Astronauts  Search this
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Apollo Project  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Citation:
Apollo 11 Launch Images [Burgess], Acc. NASM.2009.0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0061
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Apollo 11 Launch Images [Burgess]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27af817fd-a08e-437c-8ec4-706584bd1d17
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0061
Online Media:

Apollo 11 Stamp Collection [Cooke]

Creator:
Cooke, Hereward Lester  Search this
Names:
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-  Search this
Collins, Michael, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
3.44 Cubic feet ((7 legal document boxes, 1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postage stamps
Date:
1969
Scope and Contents:
Hereward Lester Cooke (1916-1975), a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, was extremely interested in the moon landing as well as in stamp collecting. He acquired over five hundred stamps relating to the 1969 lunar landing from countries including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, China, Congo, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, Dubai, Fujeira, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Italy, Korea, Liberia, Magyar, Malagasy, Maldives, Mali, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Ras Al Khaima, Rwanda, El Salvador, Samoa, Seychelles, Sharjah and Dependencies, Togolaise, Trinidad and Tobago, Umm Al Qiwain, The United States, Upper Volta, Uruguay and Venezuela. He donated his collection to the National Air and Space Museum in the early 1970s.
Biographical / Historical:
The first steps by a human on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong of the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. In order to commemorate this monumental event, many countries created stamps relating to the moon landing. While most of the stamps feature Neil Armstrong descending onto the surface of the moon and other various space scenes, other stamps feature the crew members dressed in civilian clothes along with their families. Along with documenting history, the stamps generated revenue for the issuing countries.
Provenance:
Elizabeth Miles Cooke, Gift, 2002
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:
Postage stamps  Search this
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postage stamps
Citation:
Apollo 11 Stamp Collection [Cooke], Accession 2002-0031, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg283e4d8a3-59bc-4cd8-960e-728a51a4b013
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0031

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

Presentation of Moon Rock

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Paine, Thomas O. 1921-1992  Search this
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
September 16, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1563R2]
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_372584

Presentation of Moon Rock

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Paine, Thomas O. 1921-1992  Search this
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1969
September 16, 1969
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1564R1]
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_372585

Presentation of Painting of Apollo 11 Astronauts

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Paine, Thomas O. 1921-1992  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
August 26, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1657R2]
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_372700

Presentation of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
December 9, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1689]
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_372726

Apollo 11 Command Module and Lunar Rock Sample on National Mall

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Washington, Walter E. 1915-2003  Search this
Washington, Bennetta Bullock 1917-  Search this
Galler, Sidney Roland 1920-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
December 17, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1692R1]
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_372728

Dear Neil Armstrong letters to the first man on the moon from all mankind / [edited by] James R. Hansen

Editor:
Hansen, James R  Search this
Author:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012 Correspondence Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Purdue University Archives and Special Collections  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 358 pages 24 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Influence
Personal correspondence
Place:
United States
Date:
2020
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Fan mail  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114385

Heroes of the space age : incredible stories of the famous and forgotten men and women who took humanity to the stars / Rod Pyle

Author:
Pyle, Rod  Search this
Subject:
Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich 1934-1968  Search this
Glenn, John 1921-2016  Search this
Nikolaeva-Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna 1937-  Search this
Kranz, Gene  Search this
Hamilton, Margaret Heafield 1936-  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Conrad, Pete 1930-1999  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Officials and employees  Search this
Physical description:
299 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Soviet Union
Date:
2019
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106154

The conquest of space. Paintings by Chesley Bonestell; text by Willy Ley

Author:
Ley, Willy 1906-1969  Search this
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-1992 DSI  Search this
Ill:
Bonestell, Chesley  Search this
Former owner:
Edwards, L. K (Lawrence K.) DSI  Search this
Signer:
Schirra, Wally DSI  Search this
Borman, Frank 1928- DSI  Search this
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923- DSI  Search this
McDonnell, James S. 1899-1980 DSI  Search this
Boushey, Homer A. 1909-2000 DSI  Search this
Root, L. E. DSI  Search this
Clarke, Arthur Charles 1917- DSI  Search this
Bonestell, Chesley DSI  Search this
Fletcher, James Chipman 1919- DSI  Search this
Crippen, Robert L. DSI  Search this
Young, John (John Watts) 1930- DSI  Search this
Yardley, John F. 1925-2001 DSI  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz DSI  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012 DSI  Search this
Ride, Sally DSI  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. illus. (part col.) 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Moon
Date:
1949
Topic:
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Planets  Search this
Space flight in art  Search this
Call number:
TL793.5 .L49 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734828

First man : the life of Neil A. Armstrong / James R. Hansen

Author:
Hansen, James R  Search this
Subject:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 769 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_770016

The atmospheres of the earth and planets / edited by Gerard P. Kuiper

Author:
Kuiper, Gerard Peter 1905-  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Inscriber:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012 DSI  Search this
Bowman, Frank 1891- DSI  Search this
Stafford, Thomas P. DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Adel, Arthur DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 434 p., [1], XVI leaves of plates. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1952
[1952]
Topic:
Planets--Atmospheres  Search this
Atmosphere  Search this
Call number:
QB505 .K8 1952
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_536459

Apollo 11 technical air-to-ground voice transcription : (GOSS NET 1)

Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.)  Search this
Inscriber:
Aldrin, Buzz DSI  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012 DSI  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930- DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Taylor, James D. DSI  Search this
Reim, Milton DSI  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 624 leaves ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Earth stations (Satellite telecommunication)  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 A51a 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_549156

The first lunar landing : 20th anniversary / as told by the astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, Michael Collins

Author:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
1989?]
Topic:
Astronauts--Interviews  Search this
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_589243

First on the moon : a voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. / written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin ; epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke ; with photographs

Author:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Farmer, Gene  Search this
Hamblin, Dora Jane 1920-  Search this
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 434 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 A518 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461199

Wingless on luna : presented at Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, May 18, 1988 / Neil A. Armstrong

Author:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. : ill., port ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Lunar excursion module  Search this
Space vehicles--Landing  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Astronautics--History  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 A652 1988
TL789.8.U6A652 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378130

Neil Armstrong, space pioneer / Paul Westman

Author:
Westman, Paul  Search this
Subject:
Armstrong, Neil 1930- Juvenile literature  Search this
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Juvenile literature
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Call number:
TL789.85.A75 W47X
TL789.85.A75W47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129777

First on the moon. A voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins [and] Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin. Epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke

Author:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Farmer, Gene  Search this
Hamblin, Dora Jane 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 434 p. illus., ports. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
[1970]
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 A518
TL789.8.U6A518
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3965

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