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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:

Project Mercury Astronaut Photograph [Burchfield]

Creator:
Burchfield, Delmas D. "Del", 1926-2016  Search this
Names:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Manuscripts
Date:
1960s and undated
Summary:
Project Mercury was the United States' first human spaceflight program. Delmas D. "Del" Burchfield (1926-2016) was an engineer at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation who in 1959 was put in charge of the Outside Production Quality Program monitoring all vendors and subcontractors working on Project Mercury. This collection consists of a signed 11 by 8.5 inch black and white photograph of the seven Project Mercury astronauts, two smaller black and white photographs of Delmas D. "Del" Burchfield taken in the 1960s, and several pages from a handwritten memoir by Burchfield in which he describes his experiences working on Project Mercury and with the astronauts.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of an 11 by 8.5 inch black and white photograph of the seven Project Mercury astronauts, Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom; John Herschel Glenn, Jr.; Malcolm Scott Carpenter; Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr.; Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton; and Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., each of whom has signed the photograph. The collection also includes two smaller black and white photographs of Delmas D. "Del" Burchfield taken in the 1960s as well as several pages from a handwritten memoir by Burchfield in which he describes his experiences working on Project Mercury and with the astronauts.

Note: Images of pages 1 and 6 of the handwritten memoir excerpt have been redacted to remove personal information. The redacted portions do not pertain to Burchfield's work on Project Mercury.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Soon after the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), that agency selected Project Mercury as the United States' first human spaceflight program. From 1958 to 1963 Project Mercury included numerous uncrewed missions and six crewed flights in which the Mercury astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom; John Herschel Glenn, Jr.; Malcolm Scott Carpenter; Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr.; Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton; and Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. accomplished many objectives including putting the first American in space and the first American into orbit.

Delmas D. "Del" Burchfield (1926-2016) was an engineer at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation who in 1959 was put in charge of the Outside Production Quality Program monitoring all vendors and subcontractors working on Project Mercury. In this position, Burchfield worked closely with the Mercury astronauts, particularly John Glenn.
Provenance:
David Burchfield, Gift, 2022, NASM.2022.0015.
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:
Astronauts  Search this
Mercury Project  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Manuscripts
Citation:
Project Mercury Astronaut Photograph [Burchfield], NASM.2022.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2022.0015
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f172a5af-6cd4-4025-8c1d-dc34818b505f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2022-0015
Online Media:

John Bodine Autograph Collection

Creator:
Bodine, John  Search this
Names:
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-  Search this
Crossfield, A. Scott (Albert Scott), 1921-  Search this
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Hunsaker, Jerome Clarke, 1886-1984  Search this
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963  Search this
Milling, Thomas DeWitt, 1887-1960  Search this
Shepard, Alan B., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Collection of autographed correspondence and photographs, collected by John Bodine. Those represented include G. T. Baker, O. A. Beech, Jacqueline Cochran, Max Conrad, Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Scott Crossfield, William G. Draper, Ira C. Eaker, B. D. Foulois, Horace E. Frink, Francis C. Gabreski, Leroy R. Grumman, Horace A. Hanes, L. S. Hobbs, H. M. Horner, Jerome C. Hunsaker, James Jabara, Ernest J. King, Frank P. Lahm, Thomas DeWitt Milling, J. H. Moore, W. A. Patterson, Mundy I. Peale, W. T. Piper, Thomas S. Powl, DeWitt C. Ramsey, George F. Smith, Carl Spaatz, and William W. Thomas. Autographed photos feature G. T. Baker, O. A. Beech, Larry Bell, Bill Bridgeman, M. Scott Carpenter, Jacqueline Cochran, Leroy S. Cooper, Jr., Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, Scott Crossfield, William G. Draper, A. H. Doolittle, Herb Fisher, F. C. Gabreski, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, H. A. Hanes, Joe B. Jordan, J. H. Moore, Thomas Powl, W. T. Piper, Pete Quesada, "Fishy" Salmon, Walter Schint, Alan B. Shepard, John P. Slapp, Donald K. Slayton, George F. Smith, Jim Suindal, David Symons, Robert M. White, R. W. Windsor, Jr., E. Woolman, and others.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Bodine, gift, unknown, XXXX-0483, unknown
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
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0483
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg279459813-2dba-4a3a-a025-c10a0b27eec1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0483
Online Media:

Ansco Autoset John Glenn Advertisement Slides

Creator:
Ansco (film manufacturer)  Search this
Names:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Cubic feet (One legal folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Date:
post February 20, 1962
Summary:
This collections consists of a packet of four slides taken by astronaut John Glenn during his space flight, which as an advertising promotion Ansco included with each purchase of its Ansco Autoset 35mm camera.
Scope and Contents:
This collections consists of a packet of four slides taken by astronaut John Glenn during his space flight, which as an advertising promotion Ansco included with each purchase of its Ansco Autoset 35mm camera.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, as there are only four slides.
Biographical / Historical:
Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. took the first human-captured, color still photographs of the Earth during his three-orbit mission on February 20, 1962, with an Ansco Autoset model camera. For ease of use by Glenn, NASA technicians attached a pistol grip handle and trigger to this commercial 35-mm camera, as well as a large viewfinder on top as Glenn, wearing a spacesuit helmet, could not get his eye close to a built-in viewfinder.
Provenance:
Bill Jonscher, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0047
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
Space photography  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Ansco Autoset John Glenn Advertisement Slides, NASM.2019.0047, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0047
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg282b5dc41-5a9d-4178-b392-81ec5fb9d566
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0047

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. Orbital Flight Letter

Creator:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Names:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
January 15, 1964
Summary:
This collection consists of a letter written by John Herschel Glenn, Jr. to Tim Jones, dated January 15, 1964. In the letter, which is on Glenn's National Aeronautics and Space Administration letterhead, Glenn discusses his thoughts on faith both during his orbital flight as well as in a general sense.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a letter written by John Herschel Glenn, Jr. to Tim Jones, dated January 15, 1964. In the letter, which is on Glenn's National Aeronautics and Space Administration letterhead, Glenn discusses his thoughts on faith both during his orbital flight as well as in a general sense.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (1921-2016) became the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962 in the Mercury MA-6 Friendship 7. Glenn's three-orbit mission was a sterling success, as he overcame problems with the automatic control system that would have ended an unmanned flight. However, reentry was tense, as a faulty telemetry signal from the spacecraft indicated that the heat shield might be loose. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mission Control instructed Glenn not to jettison the retrorocket package after firing in order to better hold the heat shield in place. Glenn reentered successfully and splashed down in the Atlantic 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds after launch.

Tim Jones was a sixteen year old boy when John Glenn made his orbital flight. Jones was enamored with the idea of flight and space travel and discussions in his church youth group at the time inspired Jones to write to John Glenn and ask about his thoughts on God during Glenn's mission.
Provenance:
Tim Jones, Gift, 2018, NASM.2019.0005
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
Space flight  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Citation:
John Herschel Glenn, Jr. Orbital Flight Letter, NASM.2019.0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2593ea6f4-f243-4ebe-a97c-5c24a5aafc12
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0005
Online Media:

Mercury and Gemini Program Manuals [Pruett]

Names:
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Extent:
1.68 Cubic feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Date:
bulk 1961-1964
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following manuals, many of which are annotated by Captain Carl E. Pruett, MC USN: MR-3 post-flight debriefing of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Project Mercury Familiarization Manuals (3 manuals); Project Flight Controller Handbook; Operations Plan: Bioastronautic Support for Project Mercury; Project Mercury Familiarization Manual; Descriptive Synopsis of Project Mercury; Mercury Atlas MA-6 booklet; NASA Project Gemini Familiarization Manual Long Range and Modified Configurations; Procedures for Alerting and Moving DOD Medical People in Support of Project Gemini; The First Manned Space Flight, by Yu. M. Volynkin, V. I. Yazdovskiy and others; Project Mercury Capsule Flight Operations Manual; MA-6 Briefing Notebook; Introduction to Project Mercury and Site Handbook; Basic Orientation Course, Aeromedical Monitors - Project Mercury Notebook; Project Mercury Vol. 1, Chronology, Suborbital Flight 1, Suborbital Flight 2, First Manned Orbital Flight; Project Mercury Flight Controller Handbook; Results of the Second US Manned Orbital Space Flight May 24, 1962; Remote Site Flight Controller's Console Handbook; Samples of the Project Mercury Bioinstrumentation Records, April 4, 1963; "Trip Report on TAD, NASA Project Gemini Command Control and Communications Network;" NASA photos from an unidentified site visit and presentation, and "Go: Colonel Glenn in Orbit" 33 1/3 RPM Record.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Carl E. Pruett, MC USN, (d.1991) specialized in aviation medical safety, serving 30 years as assistant for medical and allied sciences to the deputy chief of naval operations. Pruett received a medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1943. He graduated from the Naval School of Aviation Medicine and served in Washington, DC, from 1953 to 1955 as aviation medical safety specialist in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air. Pruett assignments also included sea duty as a flight surgeon in the Pacific and as Chief of the Biomedical Division of the Air Force Aero Medical Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio. In 1958 Pruett was assigned to Point Mugu, California, where he helped establish the Pacific Missile Bioscience Office and Life Science Department of the Naval Missile Center (now the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division). He became a medical monitor for Project Mercury in 1962, and in that capacity served as medical monitor for the earth-orbiting flight of John Glenn. He was later transferred to Washington, DC, where he served in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations until his retirement.
Provenance:
Richard K Pruett (Rick), Gift, 2016
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
Gemini Project  Search this
Mercury Project  Search this
Space medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Mercury and Gemini Program Manuals [Pruett], Accession 2017-0006, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0006
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg254d0f096-75fb-4c06-8c4a-a617e2cb1536
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0006

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