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Agency history, 1972-

Creator:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives National Air and Space Museum Library Research Center  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Catherine D  Search this
Smith, Martin  Search this
Spencer, David M  Search this
Pietropaoli, Frank  Search this
Cottrill, Chris  Search this
Edwards, Philip D  Search this
Smith, Leah  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries National Air and Space Museum Branch  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries National Air and Space Museum Library  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries National Air and Space Museum Library  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives National Air and Space Museum Library  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1972
1972-
Topic:
Libraries and museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Museum libraries  Search this
Librarians  Search this
Libraries  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00148
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Clement V-2 Engine

Manufacturer:
Clement, France  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum alloys, iron alloys, copper alloys, wood, leather
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 ft. 9 in. × 2 ft. 3 in. × 2 ft. 9 in. (83.8 × 68.6 × 83.8cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
France
Date:
1903
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward C. Boyce
Inventory Number:
A19080001000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Early Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane Company  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage - steel tube with fabric cover
Wings - wood with fabric cover
Dimensions:
Wing span: 9 m (29 ft. 6 in.)
Length: 6.5 m (21ft. 3 in.)
Height: 2.2 m (7 ft. 4 in.)
Weight: 251.7 kgs (555 lbs.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1930-1932
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert E. Maytag
Inventory Number:
A19590100000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Satellite, Explorer 39, Air Density

Manufacturer:
NASA - Langley Research Center  Search this
Materials:
Metalized Mylar, silicon solar cells.
Dimensions:
3-D (Cylinder, packed): 14 × 8cm (5 1/2 × 3 1/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19772726002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum
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Hindenburg Disaster May 6, 1937

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-04-23T22:08:06.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
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Ask an Expert: Early Ballooning Art and Culture

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-05-11T15:43:22.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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airandspace
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Model, Telescope, Stratoscope II, 1:6

Manufacturer:
Perkin-Elmer Corporation  Search this
Materials:
Painted aluminum and sheet metal construction. Optical components are first surface aluminized.
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 ft. 4 in. tall x 2 ft. 4 in. wide x 4 ft. 10 in. deep (132.1 x 71.1 x 147.3cm)
Type:
MODELS-Uncrewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Perkin Elmer Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19650085000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Space Science
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b70879ee-af74-49de-adfd-7571b10d9286
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Capsule, Mercury, MA-8

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Astronaut:
Walter M. Schirra, Jr.  Search this
Materials:
Skin & Structure: Titanium
Shingles: Nickel-steel alloy; Beryllium shingles removed
Ablation Shield: Glass fibers, resin
Dimensions:
Overall: 112 in. tall x 73 in.wide, 2400 lb. (284.5 x 185.4cm, 1088.6kg)
Other: 112 in. (284.5cm)
Support (at base): 73 in. (185.4cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Crewed-Communications
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19710154000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum
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Camera, Aerial, Roscoe Turner, Appareil 13x18-260 Modele 1916, French

Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Country of Origin:
France
Credit Line:
Donated by the Estate of Roscoe Turner
Inventory Number:
A19730912000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f662f66d-ab76-43de-9d17-ffff00967d3d
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Lens Optical Element, UV Spectrograph

Manufacturer:
Steinheil, Munchen  Search this
Materials:
Glass (possibly quartz) lenses and prism in metal mounts.
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.4 x 1 x 6.4cm (2 1/2 x 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Other (lens): 1.9cm (3/4 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst Stuhlinger
Inventory Number:
A19750646000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e0e49dd4-20d9-44f2-9ba8-3d8b65896717
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19750646000

Lens Optical Element, UV Spectrograph

Manufacturer:
Steinheil, Munchen  Search this
Materials:
Glass, metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.4 x 1 x 6.4cm (2 1/2 x 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Other (lens): 1.9cm (3/4 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst Stuhlinger
Inventory Number:
A19750647000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94ef2a8ff-63cc-4e6e-b8fb-f15971523124
EDAN-URL:
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Spectrograph, Solar, Prism

Manufacturer:
Steinheil, Munchen  Search this
Materials:
Glass
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.2 x 2.1cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst Stuhlinger
Inventory Number:
A19750648000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9953bd2f5-0cfb-4c3c-b202-8608cc299650
EDAN-URL:
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Pyrheliometer, Balloon Borne

Manufacturer:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Materials:
Body - brass, small metal parts
Parts - brass, possibly aluminum or tin
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/2 in. wide x 12 in. deep (6.4 x 30.5cm)
Other: 3 in. diameter (7.6cm)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution
Inventory Number:
A19880212000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ed5e5956-51ef-47e1-918f-1eb6c1414413
EDAN-URL:
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Camera, Aerial, Duplex

Materials:
OVERALL - ALUMINUM
Dimensions:
18 x 20 x 13 in. (45.7 x 50.8 x 33.0 cm)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Itek Optical Systems
Inventory Number:
A19880400000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c0ca2115-46f5-48a2-beb4-0ac6e11b4166
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Fuze, Proximity, Cutaway

Manufacturer:
Crosley Corporation  Search this
Section T OSRD  Search this
Materials:
Cap - plastic, body - metal, elecgtronics and glass components
Case - steel
Dimensions:
Other: 2 1/4 in. diameter x 8 in. tall (5.7 x 20.3cm)
Type:
ARMAMENT-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of James A. Van Allen and the University of Iowa.
Inventory Number:
A19940233000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Space Science
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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EDAN-URL:
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Solar System Probe, Landing Apparatus and Orbital Bus, Vega Engineering Model

Manufacturer:
Lavochkin Scientific Production Association  Search this
Materials:
Atmosphere Balloon - Rubberized Fabric
Balloon Package - Metals and Plastic Film, Some Tape and Wires
Landing Package - Painted Fiberglass
Orbital Bus - Various Painted Metals and Chrome, Wires
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 ft. 15/16 in. tall x 30 ft. 2 3/16 in. wide, 8818.4 lb. (490 x 920cm, 4000kg)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
USSR
Credit Line:
Gift of H. Buckner Hightower and Gregory W. Schnurr.
Inventory Number:
A19960108000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Space Science
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c9b46cbf-6e2e-450a-8770-3a8d20f57718
EDAN-URL:
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Britain Jet There by BOAC

Sponsor:
British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Commercial Aviation
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 76.2 × 50.8cm (2 ft. 6 in. × 1 ft. 8 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Date:
1969
Inventory Number:
A19960232000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ab2019db-f32e-4bff-93a1-5d2d0da74144
EDAN-URL:
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Communications Satellite, Echo 1

Manufacturer:
G. T. Schjeldahl Co.  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, mylar
Dimensions:
Overall: 91.44cm diameter (3ft)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Inventory Number:
A20030090000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9da0ccb49-ab15-49c3-888a-4abf25a26e56
EDAN-URL:
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Lower Torso Assembly, Paragon StratEx Suit

Manufacturer:
ILC Dover, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Beta cloth, plastic, aluminum, Velcro
Dimensions:
3-D: 101.6 × 53.3 × 33cm (40 × 21 × 13 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Eustace
Inventory Number:
A20150515001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b7901e06-91a7-48aa-8aa8-474e761a27d2
EDAN-URL:
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Julian Nott ICI Innovation Balloon Gondola

Materials:
The cabin is fiberglass with carbon epoxy reinforcing in key areas, and honeycomb structure for the hatch and floor. The overhead load frame is metal.
Dimensions:
Overall (6'10" square x 8'4" tall): 208.3 × 254 × 208.3cm, 136.1kg (82 × 100 × 82 in., 300lb.)
Type:
CRAFT-Balloon
Credit Line:
Gift of Julian Nott
Inventory Number:
A20170027000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Business Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95dc441ee-9161-4ce1-912d-51a895f02a97
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