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Into the thermosphere : the atmosphere explorers / Eric Burgess, Douglas Torr

Author:
Burgess, Eric 1920-2005  Search this
Torr, Douglas  Search this
Subject:
Atmosphere Explorer (Program : U.S.)  Search this
Explorer (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 171 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Thermosphere--Research  Search this
Orbiting geophysical observatories  Search this
Call number:
QC881.2.T4B87 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338835

Satellites and spaceflight

Author:
Burgess, Eric 1920-2005  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
[1957]
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .B8X
TL790.B8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54356

Space Astronomy Oral History Project

Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Space History  Search this
Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP) (U.S.)  Search this
Aaron, Jules  Search this
Baum, William  Search this
Behring, William  Search this
Bergstralh, Jay T.  Search this
Bleach, Richard  Search this
Brunk, William Edward, 1928-  Search this
Code, Arthur D.  Search this
Connor, Jerry  Search this
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Drake, Frank D.  Search this
Fastie, William  Search this
Fraser, Lorence  Search this
Friedman, Herbert  Search this
Frier, Phyllis  Search this
Frosch, Robert  Search this
Gianoplis, George  Search this
Gold, Thomas  Search this
Goldberg, Leo  Search this
Harwit, Martin, 1931-  Search this
Hibbs, Albert R.  Search this
Hinners, Noel W.  Search this
Hinteregger, Hans H.  Search this
Johnson, Charles Yothers, 1920-  Search this
Johnson, Francis  Search this
Jursa, Adolph S.  Search this
Kondracki, Henry  Search this
Krause, Ernst H.  Search this
Neugebauer, G. (Gerry)  Search this
Neupert, Werner  Search this
Newburn, R. L. (Ray L.)  Search this
Newkirk, Gordon Allen, 1928-  Search this
Ney, Edward  Search this
Nier, Alfred  Search this
O'Dell, Charles  Search this
Pickering, William  Search this
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Purcell, J. DeWitt (James DeWitt), 1912-1986  Search this
Rense, William  Search this
Roberts, Walter  Search this
Roman, Nancy Grace, 1925-  Search this
Rosen, Milton W.  Search this
Scheiderman, Dan  Search this
Schorn, Ronald  Search this
Schwarzschild, Martin  Search this
Silberstein, Richard  Search this
Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000  Search this
Spencer, Nelson  Search this
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-  Search this
Strand, K. Aage (Kaj Aage), 1907-  Search this
Strong, John  Search this
Tape, Gerald  Search this
Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-  Search this
Tousey, Richard, 1908-1997  Search this
Tycz, Mona  Search this
Van Allen, James Alfred, 1914-  Search this
Wasserburg, Gerald  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Westphal, James  Search this
Whitsett, Charles  Search this
Wilshusen, Fred  Search this
Withbroe, G. L. (George L.)  Search this
Extent:
3.59 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Date:
1981-1991
Summary:
The collection consists of the transcripts for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP), which examined the early use of rockets and satellites to study the upper atmosphere and space for the period 1946 through the early 1960s. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the SAOHP was David H. DeVorkin, and the interview set contains 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. The central thread of this collection is how the availability of new technologies for research, first the rocket and later satellites, helped to create a new social matrix for research. The following were interviewed: Jules Aaron; Ball Brothers; William Baum, William Behring; Jay Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William Brunk; Arthur Code; Jerry Conner; Frank Drake; William Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Herbert Friedman; Phyllis Frier; Robert Frosch; George Gianoplis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Hinteregger; Charles Johnson; Francis Johnson; Adolph Jursa; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Krause; Alfred Nier; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Newburn; Gordon Newkirk; Edward Ney; Charles O'Dell; William Pickering; Richard Porter; James Purcell; William Rense;Walter Roberts; Nancy Roman; Milton Rosen; Dan Scheiderman; Ronald Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Lyman Spitzer; Kaj Strand; Nelson Spencer; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Wasserburg; James Webb; James Westphal; Charles Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen; and George Withbroe.
Scope and Contents:
Audio cassettes and transcipts.
Arrangement:
The Space Astronomy Oral History Project interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
Historical Note:
This collection contains the interviews for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project. These interviews explore the early use of rockets and satellites over the period 1946 through the early 1960s to investigate the upper atmosphere and space. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Department of Space History. The principal interviewer for this project was David H. DeVorkin and the interview set consists of 225 hours of interviews with 67 individuals. Please note that there are a few instances where audio cassette tapes of the interview subjects exist but without written transcripts while there are also a few cases of existing transcripts of the interviews without any audio cassette tapes. The following were interviewed for this project: Jules Aaron; Frank Bateson; William Alvin Baum; William Behring; Jay Thor Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William E. Brunk; Arthur Dodd Code; Jerry Conner; Fred Dolder; Frank Donald Drake; William G. Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Phyllis Freier; Herbert Friedman; Robert Frosch; Reuben H. Gablehouse; R.A.Gaiser; George Gianopolis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Otto Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Roach Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Erich Hinteregger; Charles Yothers Johnson; Francis S. Johnson; Adolph Simon Jursa; Jerome Kohl; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Henry Krause; R.C. Mercure; Alfred O. Neir; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Leon Newburn; Gordon Allen Newkirk; Edward P. Ney; Charles Robert O'Dell; William Hayward Pickering; Richard W. Porter; James D. Purcell; William A. Rense; Walter Orr Roberts; Nancy Grace Roman; Milton W. Rosen; Dan Schneiderman; Ronald A. Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Nelson W. Spencer; Lyman Spitzer, Jr.; Kaj Strand; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde William Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Joseph Wasserburg; James Edwin Webb; James A. Westphal; Charles Edward Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen and George Withbroe.
Provenance:
Space History, NASM, Transfer, 1999, 1999-0034, Varies
Restrictions:
The audio cassette tapes of these interviews have yet to be remastered and, due to their fragility, are unavailable to researchers. Transcripts are available to researchers though, there are restrictions placed on a number of them. A NASM staff member will advice the patron which transcripts are available for copying or viewing and how to order copies of transcripts and/or CDs.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Citation:
Space Astronomy Oral History Project, Acc. 1994-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0034
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Space Astronomy Oral History Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f48230d1-0cab-4975-bb6f-184a87b297ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0034
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Sputnik

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-10-04T15:16:22.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_lkyjKGIWRF0

Filter, Low Impedence Radio Range, F-21/ARA-9

Materials:
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Steel
Rubber
Paint
Cadmium
Paper
Ink
Natural Fiber
Dimensions:
3-D: 7 x 6.5 x 9.5cm (2 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Electronic/Satellite Navigation
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19601324000
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/nv94033f4d7-edb0-47d8-b48e-ce5b2b6073a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19601324000
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Satellite, Explorer I

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal  Search this
Materials:
Steel, copper alloy, aluminum, rubber, paint, electrical wires
Dimensions:
Other: 205.7 × 15.2cm, 12.9kg (81 × 6 in., 28 1/2lb.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Inventory Number:
A19620034000
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/nv939119067-3e7a-4e27-8b20-0c53fb7c8546
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19620034000
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Oscilliscope, LORAN, ID-6B/APN-4

Materials:
OVERALL - ALUMINUM
Dimensions:
3-D (Indicator): 22.9 x 48.3 x 33cm (9 x 19 x 13 in.)
3-D (Receiver): 22.9 x 48.3 x 22.9cm (9 x 19 x 9 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Electronic/Satellite Navigation
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Dahl LORAN Service
Inventory Number:
A19940030000
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/nv96df2d381-188a-4375-9bd4-2413a43274a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19940030000
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Receiver, LORAN, R-9B/APN-4

Materials:
aluminum, glass, electrical wires, paint, Phenolic resin, plastic, rubber, steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 51.4 x 22.9 x 20.3cm (20 1/4 x 9 x 8 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Electronic/Satellite Navigation
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Dahl LORAN Service
Inventory Number:
A19940030005
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/nv971f95caf-67f6-4847-a08b-2685dd258fa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19940030005
Online Media:

Radio Homing Adapter, Aircraft Carrier Homer, ZB-1

Manufactured for:
U.S. Navy, Bureau of Ships  Search this
Manufacturer:
Western Electric Co., Inc.  Search this
Materials:
aluminum, brass, steel, plastic, natural fabric
Dimensions:
3-D: 9.5 x 30.5 x 8.9cm, 1.6kg (3 3/4 x 12 x 3 1/2 in., 3 9/16lb.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Electronic/Satellite Navigation
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Michael Hanz
Inventory Number:
A20060110000
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/nv9686b9471-c168-45c5-869c-cf68399f5a88
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20060110000
Online Media:

Lunar Probe, Ranger, Block III

Title:
Lunar Probe, Ranger, Block III
Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Metal, plastic, assorted composites.
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 ft. 3 in. tall x 15 ft. wide, 784.2 lb. (312.42 x 457.2cm, 355.7kg)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Destination Moon
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv96a27a3ec-3bac-4023-ac77-bbc8c5de1843
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993000
Online Media:

Long Range Navigation (LORAN) Unit, LORAN-C, TI-9100

Manufacturer:
Texas Instruments Inc.  Search this
Materials:
aluminum, brass, plastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 16 x 31.6 x 8.6cm (6 5/16 x 12 7/16 x 3 3/8 in.)
Type:
AVIONICS-Electronic/Satellite Navigation
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Texas Instruments Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19840662000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94cf0fe61-26d5-4ea2-a404-56cea90258b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840662000
Online Media:

"Proposal for an experiment to track animals from artificial satellites," by Helmut K. Buechner and James C. Maxwell, 1968

Container:
Box 22 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7279, Helmut Karl Buechner Papers
See more items in:
Helmut Karl Buechner Papers
Helmut Karl Buechner Papers / Series 4: RESEARCH PROJECTS, 1946-1975. / Box 22
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7279-refidd1e6480

Satellite, MOUSE, Concept Model

Manufacturer:
University of Maryland  Search this
Materials:
Metal, electronics, solar cells
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 in. tall x 12 in. wide (30.5 x 30.5cm)
Other: 12 in. diameter x 12 in. long (30.5 x 30.5cm)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. S. Fred Singer
Inventory Number:
A19731670000
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/nv98bb51acb-2740-49b3-8bad-40ecaaa72af9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19731670000
Online Media:

Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.3 × 5.4 × 1.9cm (2 7/8 × 2 1/8 × 3/4 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed-Communications
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993001
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/nv93990538c-f912-4e11-8837-e3d39df4063f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993001
Online Media:

Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.9 × 5.7 × 2.2cm (3 1/8 × 2 1/4 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993002
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/nv9b10139df-7797-4fb1-943b-e7a63fcfc78a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993002
Online Media:

Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.3 × 5.7 × 2.2cm (2 1/2 × 2 1/4 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993003
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/nv9b7d1ad8a-83c0-4728-8259-cb67e08d850a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993003
Online Media:

Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.7 × 6 × 2.2cm (2 5/8 × 2 3/8 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993004
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/nv98eb895a7-36a0-4f73-aa4c-bbda4919cc2c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993004
Online Media:

Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.6 × 6 × 2.2cm (3 × 2 3/8 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993005
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/nv9994888cd-2581-4825-b4d5-017a5b4730fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993005
Online Media:

Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7 × 6 × 2.2cm (2 3/4 × 2 3/8 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993006
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/nv997c20bfb-67e7-4e51-9788-07bcec8905b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993006
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Cover, Satellite, Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 14.6 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19770993007
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/nv9c5fdaca6-ec44-4d8a-aafb-36880d4e49a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19770993007
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