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Henry V. Borst Collection

Creator:
Borst, Henry V.  Search this
Names:
Boeing Company  Search this
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Henry Borst and Associates  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Hoerner, Sighard F., 1906-  Search this
Lippisch, Alexander, 1894-1976  Search this
Extent:
11.99 Cubic feet ((11 record center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material: 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the book Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, Henry V. Borst; 4.5 cubic feet of research material relating to the following book authored by the donor, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch; two cubic feet of material relating to donor's work with the Ames wind tunnel fan blades; and four films of the Curtiss-Wright X-19.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Borst graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went to work for Curtiss-Wright's propeller division. Borst became the chief aerodynamicist for the Curtiss-Wright propeller division before he left to work for a few years at Boeing. Borst left Boeing in 1970, and from that year until 2002, he was head of Henry Borst and Associates in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Among his many significant propulsion consulting jobs was his engineering design work on the fan blades for the Ames 40 x 80 wind tunnel. Besides his consulting work, Borst wrote two books. Borst's book, Fluid-Dynamic Lift: Information on Lift and its Derivatives in Air and in Water, presented by Dr.-Ing. S. F. Hoerner, and co-authored by the donor, is considered a classic in the field. In his book, The Aerodynamics of the Unconventional Air Vehicles of A. Lippisch, Borst discusses Lippisch's contributes to basic aerodynamic theory, and to delta and tailless theories.
Provenance:
Henry V. Borst, Gift, 2002
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Wind tunnels  Search this
Propellers, Aerial -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Curtiss X-19 VTOL  Search this
Genre/Form:
Research
Motion pictures (visual works)
Manuals
Correspondence
Citation:
Henry V. Borst Collection, Accession 2002-0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg221219980-f2ef-436d-83dd-fd401a99212b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0038
Online Media:

Lunar Science for Landed Missions Workshop Findings Report

Author:
Watkins, Ryan N.  Search this
Crowell, James M.  Search this
Schmidt, Gregory  Search this
Valencia, Sarah N.  Search this
Jawin, Erica R.  Search this
Neal, Clive R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2019
Citation:
Jawin, Erica R., Valencia, Sarah N., Watkins, Ryan N., Crowell, James M., Neal, Clive R. and Schmidt, Gregory. 2019. Lunar Science for Landed Missions Workshop Findings Report. Earth and Space Science, 6(1): 2-40. doi:10.1029/2018EA000490
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_150235

Manned Mars landing and return mission / prepared for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, Mission Analysis Division. Technical Manager, H. Hornby

Title:
Technical report manned Mars mission study for NASA Ames Research Center
Author:
Sohn, R. L (Robert L.)  Search this
Dergarabedian, Paul 1922-  Search this
Hornby, H  Search this
TRW Space Technology Laboratories  Search this
Ames Research Center  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
[2] v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mars (Planet)
Outer space
Date:
1964
Topic:
Space flight to Mars  Search this
Space vehicles--Atmospheric entry  Search this
Space vehicles--Landing  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
TL799.M3 M36 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723623

Civil tiltrotor missions and applications, Phase II : the commercial passenger market

Author:
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Ames Research Center  Search this
Boeing Company Commercial Airplane Group  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 49 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
1991]
Topic:
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
Convertiplanes  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Forecasting  Search this
Call number:
TL685 .C58 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_742337

Dean R. Chapman Papers

Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes; 1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Maps
Date:
circa 1960-1976
Descriptive Entry:
Dean R. Chapman (1922-1995) was an authority on tektites (enigmatic natural glass objects that are found in certain regions of both the Earth's land surfaces and in its deep sea sediments. Tektites have historically been collected along with meteorites). He spent most of his career as an aerodynamicist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center. Chapman amassed a large collection of tektites which was donated to the National Museum of Natural History. These papers document Chapman's research on the origin of tektites and the development of his collection. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Chapman and scientists, museums, collectors, and dealers.
Topic:
Tektite  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Maps
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-100, Dean R. Chapman Papers
Identifier:
Accession 96-100
See more items in:
Dean R. Chapman Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-100

Demonstration Advance Avionics System (DAAS) Collection

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Honeywell Inc.. Aeronautical Division  Search this
Names:
Honeywell Inc.. Aeronautical Division  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
1.04 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Publications
Drawings
Date:
1981-1982
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of documents which were part of a collection of DAAS hardware donated to the National Air and Space Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
NASA Ames Research Center and Honeywell, Inc. (contractor), developed the Demonstration Advanced Avionics System (DAAS) in 1981. The DAAS was a single, integrated, computer controlled system built to replace the various computer systems in aircraft.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA Langley Research Center, Transfer, 1989, 1990-0077
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:
Demonstration Advanced Avionics System (DAAS)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautical instruments  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Publications
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0077
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d7db52e1-a448-4d48-83d8-d999e38a5707
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0077

Virtual Reality Helmet Collection

Creator:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Names:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Ames Research Center  Search this
Extent:
1.54 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuals
Videotapes
Floppy disks
Publications
Date:
[ca. 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the documentation that accompanied the donation of the helmet to the Museum. The following types of material were included: zip disc containing HMD project documents and applications; magazines containing articles relating to this project; 11 VHS format videotapes; technical manuals; and one oversized diagram.
Biographical / Historical:
During the 1980s, NASA-Ames designed and developed a virtual reality head set for possible use in flight simulators and trainers. The impetus for the original design was for a fighter pilot's helmet and was based on research done at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The helmet was one of the first prototype Virtual Reality systems, provided visual and audio information corresponding to position of user's head and hands.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
James Humphries/NASA-Ames, Gift, 1997, 1999-0005, Public Domain?
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:
Virtual reality  Search this
Flight training  Search this
Flight simulators  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Videotapes
Floppy disks
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26140bf83-0304-4102-850d-8524c4d727da
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0005

An assessment of lighter that air technology : final report of the Interagency Workshop on Lighter Than Air Vehicles / edited by Joseph F. Vittek, Jr

Author:
Interagency Workshop on Lighter Than Air Vehicles (1974 : Monterey, Calif.)  Search this
Vittek, Joseph F. Jr  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
United States Navy  Search this
United States Department of Transportation  Search this
United States Federal Aviation Administration  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Flight Transportation Laboratory  Search this
Physical description:
v, 96 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1975
[1975]
Topic:
Airships  Search this
Call number:
TL650 .I57 1974aX
TL650.I57 1974aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_71161

Feasibility study of modern airships : final report, phase I / Prepared under Contract number NAS2-8693 for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center by B. Joner [et al.] Boeing Vertol Company

Author:
Boeing Vertol Company  Search this
Joner, B  Search this
Ames Research Center  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 4 : ill. ; 28 cm. and 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Topic:
Airships  Search this
Call number:
TL655 .B64 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_592163

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