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Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection

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Date:
1959-1972
Summary:
This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The collections also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains the non-book portion of Bellcomm's Technical Library. The material in the collection consists of technical reports prepared by NASA subcontractors and/or NASA facilities during the first decade of space exploration (1960-1970). The reports cover a variety of space exploration-related subjects, including a number of defunct programs and space medicine concerns, as well as the better-known exploration projects, such as Mercury, Gemini, Surveyor, and so forth. The library also includes some reports issued by the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at Pasadena, CA, including Space Program and Research Summaries, as well as technical and engineering documents.
Arrangement note:
Several attempts were made to organize the Bellcomm material before it was transferred from SS&E to the NASM Archives Division. The most thorough of these attempts left two sections of the collection independently organized by corporate author and a third unorganized section. As the proposed corporate-author organization would cause documents relating to a single program to be separated based upon which contractor submitted the report while juxtaposing completely unrelated materials, this arrangement has been discarded in favor of a subject (program or study) arrangement.

Following a series of Bibliographies and General Reports, the materials are organized into five series based upon NASA's functional organization during much of the 1960s: Launch Vehicle Programs, Manned Space Flight Programs, Space Science and Applications (Planetary Reconnaissance and Earth-Orbiting Satellites), Tracking and Data Acquisition, and Advanced Research and Technology. Materials relating to military programs follow in a separate series.

Under each series, materials are arranged by study and/or project. Materials relating to specific missions follow general material relating to the project under which the mission was launched. As no reference has surfaced to date positively linking a specific study to a specific project or program, series assignments have been made based upon the study name. The series assignments in this finding aid should not be taken to represent the actual NASA program or project under which the report was originally funded.

Series I. Bibliographies and General Reports

Series II. Launch Vehicle Programs

Series III. Manned Space Flight Programs

Series IV. Space Science and Applications

Series V. Tracking and Data Acquisition

Series VI. Advanced Research and Technology

Series VII. Military Programs and Studies
Historical note:
Bellcomm, Inc was a subsidiary of American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) established in 1963 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Bellcomm was originally organized to provide NASA's Office of Manned Space Flight with technical and management advice for the Manned Space Flight Program. As the NASA-Bellcomm relationship evolved, the latter became directly responsible for systems engineering and analysis and assisted in the overall spacecraft integration for the Apollo program. Bellcomm's Technical Library provided company personnel with immediate access to technical reports and studies dealing with a wide variety of topics affecting the American space program. When the Apollo Program ended in 1972 the company also ceased operation and the library was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM).
Corporate Abbreviations:
ACM -- Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co

ACM/RD -- ACM, Research Division

Aerospace -- The Aerospace Corp

Aerospace/ETRO -- Aerospace Corp, Eastern Test Range Office

Aerospace/GLSD -- Aerospace, Gemini Launch Systems Directorate (El Segundo Technical Operations)

Aerospace/SEO -- Aerospace, Systems Engineering Operations

Aerospace/SSO -- Aerospace, Special Studies Office (System Planning Division, El Segundo Technical Operations)

AFAEDC -- United States Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Center

AFCRL -- United States Air Force, Cambridge Research Laboratories

AFETR -- United States Air Force, Eastern Test Range (Canaveral AFS, FL)

AFMTC -- United States Air Force, Missile Test Center (Patrick AFB, FL)

AFSC -- United States Air Force, Air Force Systems Command

AFSC/ARML -- AFSC, 6570th Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (Aerospace Medical Division)

AFSC/ESD -- AFSC, Electronic Systems Division

AFSC/FDL -- AFSC, Flight Dynamics Laboratory (Aeronautical Systems Division)

AFSC/SAM -- AFSC, School of Aerospace Medicine (Aerospace Medical Division)

AGC -- Aerojet-General Corp

AGC/LRO -- AGC, Liquid Rocket Operations

AGC/SGC -- AGC, Space-General Corp

Allison/ED -- Allison, Engineering Department

ARMC -- AiResearch Manufacturing Co.

Avco -- Avco Corp

Avco/ERL -- Avco, Everett Research Laboratories

Avco/RAD -- Avco, Research and Advanced Development Division

BBRC -- Ball Brothers Research Corp

Bell -- Bell Aerospace Corp (Textron)

Bell/BAC -- Bell, Bell Aerosystems Co

Bell Labs -- Bell Telephone Laboratories

Bendix/ASD -- Bendix Corp, Aerospace Systems Division

Bendix/BPAD -- Bendix Corp, Bendix Products Aerospace Division

Bendix/BPAD/EAES -- Bendix/BPAD, Energy Absorption Equipment Section

Bendix/BPAD/SSMG -- Bendix/BPAD, Space Structure Mechanics Group

Bendix/BSD -- Bendix Corp, Bendix Systems Division

Bendix/ECD -- Bendix, Energy Controls Division

Bendix/ECD/AMD -- Bendix/ECD, Analytical Mechanics Dept

Boeing/AG -- Boeing, Aerospace Group

Boeing/AG/SD -- Boeing/AG, Space Division

Boeing/ALASG -- Boeing, Apollo Launch Availability Study Group

Boeing/ASD -- Boeing, Aero-Space Division

Boeing/ASD/LSB -- Boeing/ASD, Launch Systems Branch

Boeing/ASD/SBB -- Boeing/ASD, Saturn Booster Branch

Boeing/S5LO -- Boeing, Saturn V Launch Operations (Atlantic Test Center)

Boeing/SD -- Boeing, Space Division

Boeing/SD/LSB -- Boeing/SD, Launch Systems Branch

Boeing/SRL -- Boeing Co, Scientific Research Laboratories

Bdefitemn/RL -- Bdefitemn Engineering Co Inc, Research Laboratories

Chrysler/DSG -- Chrysler Corp, Defense-Space Group

Chrysler/SD -- Chrysler Corp, Space Division

Cornell/CRSR -- Cornell University, Center for Radiophysics and Space Research

CUA/SSAP -- Catholic University of America, Department of Space Science and Applied Physics

CVC/VA -- Chance Vought Corp, Vought Astronautics

Douglas/MSSD -- Douglas Aircraft Co, Missile and Space Systems Division

Douglas/SSC -- Douglas, Space Systems Center

Fairchild/SSE -- Fairchild Stratos Inc, Spacecraft Systems Engineering

Ford -- Ford Motor Co

Ford/Philco/AD -- Ford, Philco Corp, Aeronutronic Division

Garrett/ARMD -- Garrett Corp, AiResearch Manufacturing Division

GATC -- General American Transportation Corp.

GATC/GARD -- GATC, General American Research Division

GD -- General Dynamics Corp.

GD/Astronautics -- GD, Astronautics Division

GD/Convair -- GD, Convair Division

GE -- General Electric Co

GE/AATD -- GE, Aircraft Accessory Turbine Department

GE/AP -- GE, Accessory Power

GE/ASD -- GE, Apollo Support Dept

GE/ASD/KCE -- GE/ASD, KSC Checkout Engineering

GE/DECO -- GE, Direct Energy Conversion Operation

GE/DSD -- GE, Defense Systems Department

GE/MSD -- GE, Missile and Space Division

GE/MSD/ANSO -- GE/MSD, Advanced Nuclear Systems Operation

GE/MSD/IPSO -- GE/MSD, Isotope Power Systems Operation

GE/RL -- GE, Research Laboratory

GE/SD -- GE, Spacecraft Department

GE/SSO -- GE, Space Systems Organization

GE/TEMPO -- GE, Technical Military Planning Operation

GM -- General Motors Corp

GM/AC -- GM, AC Electronics Division

GM/AC-DRL/LPP -- GM, AC Electronics-Defense Research Laboratories, Lunar and Planetary Programs

GM/DRL -- GM, Defense Research Laboratories

Grumman -- Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp

Grumman/ED -- Grumman, Engineering Dept

Grumman/PSD -- Grumman, Product Support Dept

GSFC -- Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA)

GSFC/DOB -- GSFC, Data Operations Branch (Manned Flight Operations Division, Tracking and Data Systems Directorate)

GSFC/MFOB -- GSFC, Manned Flight Operations Branch (Manned Flight Operations Division)

GSFC/NSSDC -- GSFC, National Space Science Data Center

GWU/BSCP -- George Washington University, Biological Sciences Communication Project

GWU/PPS -- George Washington University, Program of Policy Studies

Harvard/HCO -- Harvard University, Harvard College Observatory

Hercules/CPD -- Hercules Inc, Chemical Propulsion Division

Honeywell/AD -- Honeywell, Aeronautical Division

Honeywell/AD/MPG -- Honeywell/AD, Military Products Group

Honeywell/SAS -- Honeywell, Space and Armament Systems

Hughes -- Hughes Aircraft Co.

Hughes/SSD -- Hughes, Space Systems Division

IAS -- Institute of the Aerospace Sciences

IBM/FSD -- IBM Federal Systems Division

IBM/SGC -- IBM Space Guidance Center

IITRI/ASC -- IIT Research Institute, Astro Sciences Center

JHU/APL/CPIA -- Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physic Laboratory, Chemical Propulsion Information Agency

JPL/ALST -- JPL, Advanced Lunar Studies Team

KSC -- Kennedy Space Center (NASA)

KSC/DASA -- KSC, Data Acquisition Systems and Analysis

KSC/ESD -- KSC, Engineering Support Division

KSC/HLSS -- KSC, Historical and Library Services Section

KSC/LSEED -- KSC, Launch Support Equipment Engineering Division

KSC/LSRO -- KSC, Launch Systems Reliability Office (Launch Support Equipment Engineering Division)

KSC/LVO -- KSC, Launch Vehicle Operations

KSC/SO -- KSC, Safety Office

Langley -- Langley Research Center (NASA)

Langley/FRPO -- Langley, Flight Reentry Programs Office

Langley/LOPO -- Langley, Lunar Orbiter Project Office

Langley/STG -- Langley, Space Task Group

Langley/VPO -- Langley, Viking Project Office

LC/AID -- Library of Congress, Aerospace Information Division

Lockheed -- Lockheed Aircraft Corp

Lockheed/LCO -- Lockheed, Lockheed-California Co

Lockheed/LCO/SO -- Lockheed/LCO, Spacecraft Organization

Lockheed/LEC -- Lockheed, Lockheed Electronics Co

Lockheed/LMSC -- Lockheed, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co

Lockheed/LMSC/CSP -- Lockheed/LMSC, Cryogenic Stage Programs

Lockheed/LMSC/HREC -- Lockheed/LMSC, Huntsville Research and Engineering Center

Lockheed/LMSC/PVS -- Lockheed/LMSC, Propulsion Vehicle Systems

Lockheed/LMSC/RDD -- Lockheed/LMSC, Research and Development Division

Lockheed/LMSC/SSD -- Lockheed/LMSC, Space Systems Division

LTV/AD -- Ling-Temco-Vought Inc., Astronautics Division

LTV/MSD -- LTV Aerospace Corp, Missiles and Space Division --Texas

Martin/AGSD -- Martin Co, Advanced Ground Systems Dept

Martin/BD -- Martin Co, Baltimore Division

McDonnell -- McDonnell Aircraft Corp

MDC/DMSSD -- MDC, Douglas Missile and Space Systems Division

MDC/MAC -- McDonnell Douglas Corp., McDonnell Astronautics Co

MDC/MDAC -- MDC, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co

MDC/MDAC/ED -- MDC/MDAC, Eastern Division

MIT -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT/CSR -- MIT, Center for Space Research

MIT/IL -- MIT, Instrumentation Laboratory

MIT/LL -- MIT, Lincoln Laboratory

MMC/AD -- Martin Marietta Corp, Aerospace Division

MMC/DD -- MMC, Denver Division

MMC/ND -- MMC, Nuclear Division

MSC -- Manned Spacecraft Center (NASA)

MSC/AFPS -- MSC, Apollo Flight Planning Section (Flight Planning Branch, Flight Crew Support Division)

MSC/AMPO -- MSC, Advanced Missions Program Office

MSC/ASPO -- MSC, Apollo Spacecraft Program Office

MSC/ATSO -- MSC, Apollo Trajectory Support Office (Mission and Planning Analysis Division)

MSC/FCD -- MSC, Flight Control Division

MSC/FES -- MSC, Flight Equipment Section (Mission Operations Branch, Flight Crew Support Division)

MSC/FOD -- MSC, Flight Operations Directorate

MSC/FPB -- MSC, Flight Planning Branch (Crew Procedures Division)

MSC/FSD -- MSC, Flight Support Division

MSC/GPB -- MSC, Guidance and Performance Branch (Mission Planning and Analysis Division)

MSC/ISD -- MSC, Information Systems Division,

MSC/LEPO -- MSC, Lunar Experiments Project Office

MSC/LMO -- MSC, Lunar Missions Office (Advanced Spacecraft Technology Division)

MSC/LSPO -- MSC, Lunar Surface Project Office (Engineering and Development Directorate)

MSC/MAB -- MSC, Management Analysis Branch

MSC/MATT -- MSC, Mission Analysis Task Team (Saturn V Orbital Workshop Study)

MSC/MPAD -- MSC, Mission Planning and Analysis Division

MSC/MSB -- MSC, Mapping Sciences Branch (Earth Observations Division, Science and Applications Directorate

MSC/MSL -- MSC, Mapping Sciences Laboratory

MSC/OMSFPG -- MSC, Office of Manned Space Flight Planning Group

MSC/RQAO -- MSC, Reliability and Quality Assurance Office (Reliability and Certification Office)

MSC/RSB -- MSC, Recovery Systems Branch (Landing and Recovery Division)

MSC/SED -- MSC, Systems Engineering Division

MSC/SOB -- MSC, Systems Operations Branch (Landing and Recovery Division)

MSC/TTB -- MSC, Thermochemical Test Branch (Propulsion and Power Division)

MSFC -- Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA)

MSFC/AESB -- MSFC, Airborne Electrical Systems Branch (Astrionics Laboratory)

MSFC/ASIS -- MSFC, Airborne Systems Integration Section (Astrionics Division)

MSFC/FPO -- MSFC, Future Projects Office

MSFC/LVOD -- MSFC, Launch Vehicle Operations Division

MSFC/MDC -- MSFC, Managerial Data Center

MSFC/MDWG -- MSFC, Meteoroid Damage Working Group,

MSFC/MSO -- MSFC, Management Services Office

MSFC/MSS -- MSFC, Manned Simulation Section (Man/System Integration Branch, Mechanical and Crew Systems Integration Division, Astronautics Laboratory, Science and Engineering Directorate)

MSFC/PVEL -- MSFC, Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Laboratory (Vehicle Systems Division, Systems Requirements Branch)

MSFC/S1BPO -- MSFC, Saturn IB Program Office

MSFC/S1PCO -- MSFC, Saturn I/IB Program Control Office

MSFC/S5PCO -- MFSC, Saturn V Program Control Office

MSFC/S5PO -- MSFC, Saturn V Program Office

MSFC/S5TMO -- MSFC, Saturn V Test Management Office

MSFC/SEO -- MSFC, Systems Engineering Office

MSFC/SFEWG -- MSFC, Saturn Flight Evaluation Working Group

MSFC/SODS -- MSFC, Systems Operations Design Section (Astrionics Division)

MSFC/SPEO -- MSFC, Saturn Program Engineering Office (Mission Engineering Branch)

MSFC/SSAO -- MSFC, Scientific Spacecraft Applications Office (Saturn Systems Office)

MSFC/SSO -- MSFC, Saturn Systems Office

MSFC/THMS -- MSFC, Technical Handbooks and Manuals Section (Engineering Documentation Branch, Vehicle Systems Division, Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Laboratory)

MSFC/TS -- MSFC, Trajectory Section (Flight Mechanics Branch, Mission Planning and Analysis Division, Aero-Astrodynamics Laboratory)

MSFC/VSIO -- MSFC, Vehicle Systems Integration Office (Propulsion and Vehicle Engineering Division)

MSFC/VTS -- MSFC, Vehicle Test Section (Mechanical Systems Analysis Branch, Quality Assurance Division)

NAA -- North American Aviation Inc

NAA/SD -- NAA, Space Division

NAA/SID -- NAA, Space and Information Systems Division

NAR -- North American Rockwell Corp

NAR/SD -- NAR, Space Division

NASA/ANWG -- NASA, Apollo Navigation Working Group (joint MSC-GSFC)

NASA/FCSD -- NASA, Flight Crew Support Division (Spacecraft Systems Operations Branch)

NASA/OART -- NASA, Office of Advanced Research and Technology

NASA/OART/MAD -- NASA/OART, Mission Analysis Division

NASA/OCR -- NASA, Office of Congressional Relations

NASA/OMSF -- NASA, Office of Manned Space Flight

NASA/OP/HD -- NASA, Office of Policy, Historical Division

NASA/OTU -- NASA, Office of Technology Utilization

Northrop -- Northrop Corp

Northrop/SL -- Northrop, Space Laboratories

Northrop/VD -- Northrop, Ventura Division

NRAO -- National Radio Astronomy Observatory

OSU/MED -- Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering Department

PWA -- Pratt & Whitney Aircraft

RAND -- RAND Corp

RAND/ED -- RAND, Engineering Division

RAND/PD -- RAND, Physics Division

Raytheon/SISD -- Raytheon Co, Space and Information Systems Division

RCA -- Radio Corp of America

RCA/AED -- RCA, Astro-Electronics Division

Rocketdyne/J2RP -- Rocketdyne Engineering, J-2 Reliability Projects

SAE -- Society of Automotive Engineers

SAO -- Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory

STL -- Space Technology Laboratories, Inc

TI/SSD -- Texas Instruments Inc, Science Services Division

TRW/SG -- TRW Systems Group

TRW/STL -- TRW, Space Technology Laboratories

UAC -- United Aircraft Corp

UAC/HS -- United Aircraft Corp, Hamilton Standard Division

UC -- Union Carbide Corp

UC/ADD -- UC, Advanced Developments Division

USACE/AMS -- United States Army Corps of Engineers, Army Map Service

USAEWES -- United States Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station

USATEC/YPG -- United States Army Test and Evaluation Command, Yuma Proving Ground

USDC/CFSTI -- United States Department of Commerce, Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information (Institute for Applied Technology, National Bureau of Standards)

USDoD -- United States Department of Defence

USN/BuWeps -- United States Navy, Bureau of Naval Weapons

USN/OO -- United States Navy, Oceanography Office

Westinghouse/DSC -- Westinghouse, Defense and Space Center

Westinghouse/DSC/SOD -- Westinghouse/DSC, Systems Operation Division
Project Mercury Launches:
MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksLJ-121 Aug 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plateunsuccessful beach test of LESBig Joe 19 Sep 1959Big JoeMercury boiler plateLJ-64 Oct 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plateLJ-1A4 Nov 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platerepeat of LJ-1LJ-24 Dec 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platehigh-altitude LES testLJ-1B21 Jan 1960Little JoeMercury boiler platebeach abort w/rhesus (Miss Sam)MA-129 Jul 1960AtlasMercury s/c 4launch vehicle failureLJ-58 Nov 1960Little JoeMercury s/c 3unsuccessful test of LESMR-121 Nov 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2premature booster cut-offMR-1A19 Dec 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2suborbital reentry testMR-23 Jan 1961RedstoneMercury s/c 5suborbital w/chimp (Ham)MA-221 Feb 1961AtlasMercury s/c 6suborbital testLJ-5A18 Mar 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14unsuccessful test of LESMR-BD24 Mar 1961RedstoneLV qualified for manned flightMA-325 Apr 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8launch vehicle failureLJ-5B28 Apr 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14successful LES testMR-35 May 1961Redstone 7Mercury s/c 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8Mercury s/c 11suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"MA-413 Sep 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8orbital test of tracking networkMA-52 Nov 1961AtlasMercury s/c 92 orbits w/chimp (Enos)MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-DMercury s/c 133 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-DMercury s/c 183 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-DMercury s/c 166 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"MA-915 May 1963Atlas 130-DMercury s/c 2022 orbits; Cooper, "Faith 7"

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksMR-35 May 1961Redstone 7Mercury s/c 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8Mercury s/c 11suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-DMercury s/c 133 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-DMercury s/c 183 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-DMercury s/c 166 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"MA-915 May 1963Atlas 130-DMercury s/c 2022 orbits; Cooper, "Faith 7"

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksBig Joe 19 Sep 1959Big JoeMercury boiler plate

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksLJ-121 Aug 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plateunsuccessful beach test of LESLJ-1A4 Nov 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platerepeat of LJ-1LJ-1B21 Jan 1960Little JoeMercury boiler platebeach abort w/rhesus (Miss Sam)LJ-24 Dec 1959Little JoeMercury boiler platehigh-altitude LES testLJ-58 Nov 1960Little JoeMercury s/c 3unsuccessful test of LESLJ-5A18 Mar 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14unsuccessful test of LESLJ-5B28 Apr 1961Little JoeMercury s/c 14successful LES testLJ-64 Oct 1959Little JoeMercury boiler plate

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksMA-129 Jul 1960AtlasMercury s/c 4launch vehicle failureMA-221 Feb 1961AtlasMercury s/c 6suborbital testMA-325 Apr 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8launch vehicle failureMA-413 Sep 1961AtlasMercury s/c 8orbit test of tracking networkMA-52 Nov 1961AtlasMercury s/c 92 orbits w/chimp (Enos)MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-DMercury s/c 133 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-DMercury s/c 183 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-DMercury s/c 166 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksMR-121 Nov 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2premature booster cut-offMR-1A19 Dec 1960RedstoneMercury s/c 2suborbital reentry testMR-23 Jan 1961RedstoneMercury s/c 5suborbital w/chimp (Ham)MR-BD24 Mar 1961RedstoneLV qualified for manned flightMR-35 May 1961Redstone 7Mercury s/c 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8Mercury s/c 11suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"

PayloadMissionLaunch DateLaunch vehicleRemarksMercury s/c 19 May 1960beach abort testMercury s/c 2MR-121 Nov 1960Redstonepremature booster cut-offMR-1A19 Dec 1960Redstonesuborbital reentry testMercury s/c 3LJ-58 Nov 1960Little Joeunsuccessful test of LESMercury s/c 4MA-129 Jul 1960Atlaslaunch vehicle failureMercury s/c 5MR-23 Jan 1961Redstonesuborbital w/chimp (Ham)Merucry s/c 6MA-221 Feb 1961Atlassuborbital testMercury s/c 7MR-35 May 1961Redstone 7suborbital; Shepard, "Freedom 7"Mercury s/c 8MA-325 Apr 1961Atlaslaunch vehicle failureMA-413 Sep 1961Atlasorbital test of tracking networkMercury s/c 9MA-52 Nov 1961Atlas2 orbits w/chimp (Enos)Merucry s/c 10environmental test, St.LouisMercury s/c 11MR-421 Jul 1961Redstone 8suborbital; Grissom, "Liberty Bell 7"Mercury s/c 12mission cancelled; not deliveredMercury s/c 13MA-620 Feb 1962Atlas 109-D3 orbits; Glenn, "Friendship 7"Mercury s/c 14LJ-5A18 Mar 1961Little Joeunsuccessful test of LESLJ-5B28 Apr 1961Little Joesuccessful LES testMercury s/c 15mission cancelled; not deliveredMercury s/c 16MA-83 Oct 1962Atlas 113-D6 orbits; Schirra, "Sigma 7"Mercury s/c 17parts supportMercury s/c 18MA-724 May 1962Atlas 107-D3 orbits; Carpenter, "Aurora 7"Mercury s/c 19mission cancelled; not deliveredMercury s/c 20MA-915 May 1963Atlas 130-D22 orbits; Cooper, "Faith 7"
Project Gemini Launches:
MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksGT-18 Apr 1964GLV-1Gemini s/c 1unmanned orbital test of GLV & s/cGT-219 Jan 1965GLV-2Gemini s/c 2unmanned suborbital reentry testGT-323 Mar 1965GLV-3Gemini 3Grissom & Young, "Molly Brown"GT-43 Jun 1965GLV-4Gemini 4McDivitt & White; first EVAGT-521 Aug 1965GLV-5Gemini 5Cooper & ConradGT-6A15 Dec 1965GLV-6Gemini 6Schirra & StaffordGT-74 Dec 1965GLV-7Gemini 7Borman & LovellGT-816 Mar 1966GLV-8Gemini 8Armstrong & Scott16 Mar 1966TLV-5302GATV-5003Agena target vehicle for GT-8GT-9A3 Jun 1966GLV-9Gemini 9Stafford & Cernan1 Jun 1966TLV-5304ATDAdocking target for GT-9AGT-1018 Jul 1966GLV-10Gemini 10Young & Collins18 Jul 1966TLV-5305GATV-5005Agena target vehicle for GT-10GT-1112 Sep 1966GLV-11Gemini 11Conrad & Gordon12 Sep 1966TLV-5306GATV-5005Agena target vehicle for GT-11GT-1211 Nov 1966GLV-12Gemini 12Lovell & Aldrin11 Nov 1966TLV-5307GATV-5001Agena target vehicle for GT-12
Saturn/Apollo Program Launches:
MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksSA-127 Oct 1961Saturn Idummy second stageSA-225 Apr 1962Saturn Idummy second stageProject HighwaterSA-316 Nov 1962Saturn Idummy second stageProject HighwaterSA-428 Mar 1963Saturn Idummy second stageSA-529 Jan 1964Saturn ISA-628 May 1964Saturn IBP-3SA-718 Sep 1964Saturn IBP-15Saturn I declared operationalSA-825 May 1965Saturn IBP- ; Pegasus 2SA-916 Feb 1965Saturn IBP- ; Pegasus 1SA-1030 Jul 1965Saturn IBP- ; Pegasus 3last Saturn I launch

MissionLaunch DateLaunch vehiclePayloadRemarksA-00113 May 1964Little Joe IIBP-12suborbital LES testA-0028 Dec 1964Little Joe IIBP-23LES testA-00319 May 1965Little Joe IIBP-22LES testA-00420 Jan 1966Little Joe IICSM-002LES testA-101see SA-6 (Saturn development launch)A-102see SA-7 (Saturn development launch)AS-20126 Feb 1966SA-201 (Sat IB)CSM-009suborbital test of Apollo heat shieldAS-20225 Aug 1966SA-202 (Sat IB)CSM-011test of Apollo heat shieldAS-2035 Jul 1966SA-203 (Sat IB)no spacecraftAS-204not launchedSA-204 (Sat IB)CSM-012Apollo 1; CM des by fire 27 Jan 1967AS-20422 Jan 1968SA-204 (Sat IB)aero fairing; LM-1Apollo 5; unmanned launch with LMAS-20511 Oct 1968SA-205 (Sat IB)CSM-101Apollo 7; first manned Apollo launchAS-5019 Nov 1967SA-501 (Sat V)CSM-017, LTA-10RApollo 4AS-5024 Apr 1968SA-502 (Sat V)CM-020, SM-014, LTA-2RApollo 6AS-50321 Dec 1968SA-503 (Sat V)CSM-103Apollo 8; first lunar orbital flightAS-5043 Mar 1969SA-504 (Sat V)CSM-104, LM-3Apollo 9AS-50518 May 1969SA-505 (Sat V)CSM-106, LM-4Apollo 10AS-50616 Jul 1969SA-506 (Sat V)CSM-107, LM-5Apollo 11; first lunar landingAS-50714 Nov 1969SA-507 (Sat V)CSM-108, LM-6Apollo 12AS-50811 Apr 1970-04SA-508 (Sat V)CSM-109, LM-7Apollo 13AS-50931 Jan 1971SA-509 (Sat V)CSM-110, LM-8Apollo 14AS-51026 Jul 1971SA-510 (Sat V)CSM-112, LM-10, LRV-1Apollo 15AS-51116 Apr 1972SA-511 (Sat V)CSM-113, LM-11, LRV-2Apollo 16AS-5127 Dec 1972SA-512 (Sat V)CSM-114, LM-12, LRV-3Apollo 17; last lunar landing mission

MissionLaunch VehicleCommand ModuleLunar ModuleLaunch DateRemarksApollo 1SA-204CSM-204not launchedAS-204Sat IBCM destroyed by fire 27 Jan 1967Apollo 4SA-501CSM-0179 Nov 1967AS-501Sat VApollo 5SA-204aerodynamic fairingLM-122 Jan 1968AS-204Sat IBunmanned launchApollo 6SA-502CSM-0204 Apr 1968AS-502Sat Vunmanned launchApollo 7SA-205CSM-10111 Oct 1968AS-205Sat IBfirst manned Apollo launchApollo 8SA-503CSM-10321 Dec 1968AS-503Sat Vfirst manned lunar orbital flightApollo 9SA-504CSM-104LM-3 "Spider"3 Mar 1969AS-504Sat V"Gumdrop"Apollo 10SA-505CSM-106LM-4 "Snoopy"18 May 1969AS-505Sat V"Charlie Brown"Apollo 11SA-506CSM-107LM-5 "Eagle"16 Jul 1969AS-506Sat V"Columbia"first manned lunar landingApollo 12SA-507CSM-108LM-6 "Intrepid"14 nov 1969AS-507Sat V"Yankee Clipper"Apollo 13SA-508CSM-109LM-7 "Aquarius"11 Apr 1970AS-508Sat V"Odyssey"landing cancelled due to in-flight explosionApollo 14SA-509CSM-110LM-8 "Antares"31 Jan 1971AS-509Sat V"Kitty Hawk"Apollo 15SA-510CSM-112LM-10 "Falcon"26 Jul 1971AS-510Sat V"Endeavour"LRV-1Apollo 16SA-511CSM-113LM-11 "Orion"16 Apr 1972AS-511Sat V"Casper"LRV-2Apollo 17SA-512CSM-114LM-12 "Challenger"7 dec 1972AS-512Sat V"America:LRV-3last lunar landing mission
Provenance:
Bellcomm, Inc, transfer, XXXX-0093, 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 Permission Requests.
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Reports
Publications
Citation:
Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection, Accession XXXX-0093, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0093
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0093
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Harvard University: The President's Report

Collection Creator:
Hopper, Grace Murray, 1906-1992  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946
Scope and Contents:
Promotion to Professor (p. 25); Howard Hathaway Aiken -Professor of Applied Mathematics. Appointments to Associate Professorship (p. 27); Donald Howard Menzel -Associate Director for Solar Research in the Harvard College Observatory.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Grace Murray Hopper Collection, 1944-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Grace Murray Hopper Collection
Grace Murray Hopper Collection / Series 4: Reports and Articles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0324-ref240

Spectrograph, Littrow

Manufacturer:
Donald Menzel  Search this
Materials:
Magnesium
Glass optics
Dimensions:
3-D: 228.6 x 50.8 x 45.7cm (90 x 20 x 18 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Center for Atmospheric Research
Inventory Number:
A19840176000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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/nv9f96638d3-d481-437e-b55a-d12b5f5b58bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19840176000

Technology Review

Collection Creator:
Brooks, Arthur Raymond, 1895-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
November 1961
1961-05
1930-07
Scope and Contents:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, vol. 32, no. 8, July 1930; vol. 63, no. 7, May 1961; and vol. 64, no. 1, November 1961.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection, NASM.1989.0104, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection
Arthur Raymond Brooks Collection / Series 1: Professional Materials / 1.8: Magazines
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0104-ref314
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Folder 19 Harvard College Observatory, 1894-1903. Concerning topics of mutual interest.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 32 of 192
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Series 1: General Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1927. Arranged Alphabetically. / Box 32
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0031-refidd1e4801

Folders 3-4 Pickering, Edward Charles, 1891-1901. Concerning various matters in astronomy. Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 53 of 192
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Series 1: General Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1927. Arranged Alphabetically. / Box 53
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0031-refidd1e8609

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
30 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Serials (publications)
Date:
1971-1987
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the administration and scientific programs of SAO under the leadership of Field, 1973-1983, and Shapiro, 1983-1987. A small amount of material was created during Whipple's tenure as director. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, budgets, publications, and related materials documenting the research activities of SAO divisions of Atomic and Molecular Physics, High Energy Astrophysics, Optical and Infrared Astronomy, Planetary Sciences, Radio and Geoastronomy, Solar and Stellar Physics, and Theoretical Astrophysics; the development and operation of the multiple-mirror telescope; the research program of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (before 1981, the Mount Hopkins Observatory); the Satellite Tracking Program, including its evolution from Baker-Nunn cameras to laser-ranging systems, and its termination in 1983; SAO research programs in hydrogen masers, submillimeter wavelength interferometers, and infrared telescopes; the development of the Langley-Abbot Solar Research Program; relations with Harvard University, and SAO's role as a member of the Center for Astrophysics; the establishment of the SAO visiting scientist and post-doctoral fellowship programs; SAO involvement in site testing for an observatory on Mt. Graham, Arizona; a proposed Institute for X-Ray Astronomy at SAO; and budgets, facilities, information management, publication programs, and other administrative matters.

Also included is incoming and outgoing correspondence of Field and Shapiro with professional colleagues, staff of SAO and the Harvard College Observatory, students, and the general public concerning scientific research, professional affairs, administrative issues, and requests for information.
Historical Note:
Fred Lawrence Whipple retired as director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 1973. He was succeeded by George B. Field, who served in the position until 1983. Irwin I. Shapiro was appointed director in January 1983.
Restrictions:
Materials in Box 1 are permanently restricted; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Research  Search this
Baker-Nunn camera  Search this
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Serials (publications)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 437, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 437
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0437

Folder 8 Computer: Harvard College Observatory (HCO), 1969-1971

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Administration)  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 256, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Administration), Administrative Subject Files
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Administrative Subject Files
Administrative Subject Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0256-refidd1e551

Folder 9 Harvard College Observatory, Building B, Floor Plans and Specifications, 1959-1960

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 23 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: BUILDINGS FILE, 1957-1966. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 23
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0259-refidd1e3351

Folders 1-3 Harvard College Observatory, Building B, Floor Plans and Specifications, 1959-1960

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Container:
Box 24 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 259, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Management), Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: BUILDINGS FILE, 1957-1966. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 24
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0259-refidd1e3370

FC-4-15003: Harvard College Observatory

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-080, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Federal Subcontracts
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Federal Subcontracts
Federal Subcontracts / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-080-refidd1e1407

SFC-9-9013: Harvard College Observatory Model Shop, Filed elsewhere

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-080, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Federal Subcontracts
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Federal Subcontracts
Federal Subcontracts / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-080-refidd1e685

SFC-9-9014: Harvard College Observatory Model Shop, Filed elsewhere

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-080, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Federal Subcontracts
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Federal Subcontracts
Federal Subcontracts / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-080-refidd1e697

SFC-9-9015: Harvard College Observatory Model Shop, Filed elsewhere

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Subcontracts and Procurement Department  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-080, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Subcontracts and Procurement Department, Federal Subcontracts
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Federal Subcontracts
Federal Subcontracts / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-080-refidd1e708

P6918-4-08, Small Explorer (SMEX) Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) Operations Center for a Harvard College Observatory (HCO) Project, 3/19/2008-3/19/2008

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 8/30/1985 memorandum, Deiss to Dick; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-177, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Sponsored Programs and Procurement Department, Grant Proposals
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Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa14-177-refidd1e636

Agreement Between SAO and Harvard College Observatory (HCO) for Use of the Agassiz Site 07/27/66-10/04/72

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 29 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
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Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e14280

Agreement Between SAO and Harvard College Observatory (HCO) for Support of the Astronomical Instrument Lab 01/12/68-02/05/69

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 29 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
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Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e14292

Agreement Between SAO, Univ. of Arizona-Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Harvard College Observatory (HCO) concerning the Infrared Balloon Project 04/21/71-06/16/72

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 29 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
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Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e14314

Agreement Between SAO and Harvard College Observatory (HCO) for Use of the Radio Dish Astronomy Facility 08/02/66-01/24/68

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management  Search this
Container:
Box 29 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-164, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Department of Contracts, Grants and Property Management, Grant Proposals
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Grant Proposals
Grant Proposals / Box 29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-164-refidd1e14336

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