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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
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Apollo 11 Launch Images [Burgess]

Names:
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-  Search this
Collins, Michael, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Gigabytes (118 digital image files (RGB TIFF format))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
July 5 and July 16, 1969
Summary:
This collection consists of 118 digital image files created in 2009 by photographer Travis Burgess by scanning original 35 mm black and white photographic negatives which he had made in July 1969. The first series of 112 images feature Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edward E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. participating in a preflight press conference on July 5, 1969, at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas. The second series consists of 6 images taken at the launch of Apollo 11 on its Saturn V rocket from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on the morning of July 16, 1969.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 118 digital image files created in 2009 by photographer Travis Burgess by scanning original 35 mm black and white photographic negatives which he had made in July 1969. The first series of 112 images (NASM 9A13870 through 9A13981) feature astronauts Neil A. Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot), and Edward E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot) participating in a preflight press conference on July 5, 1969, in the Building 1 auditorium of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas; measures designed to reduce the possibility of exposing the crewmen to infectious disease in the preflight period (face masks and a box-like enclosure) can be seen in this series. During the conference the astronauts answer questions from reporters, show off a copy of the stainless steel Apollo 11 plaque to be left behind on the Moon in commemoration of the historic landing, and pose with the Moon plaque and a mission insignia plaque. The second series consists of six images (NASM 9A13982 through 9A13987) taken at the launch of Apollo 11 on its Saturn V rocket from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on the morning of July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (local time).
Arrangement:
Images are presented in their original (chronological) order, and have been divided into two series by event. Burgess' original image filenames have been changed to NASM Archives image reference numbers NASM-9A13870 through NASM-9A13987, retaining their original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Apollo program began as part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) long-term plan for lunar exploration. Following President Kennedy's speech of May 25, 1961, which called for a lunar landing by the end of 1969, NASA accelerated its development scheme accordingly. Apollo 11 (July 16-24, 1969) was the fourth manned flight of the program and the first manned landing on the moon. The mission objectives were to "perform a manned lunar landing and return; conduct scientific experiments; [and] collect soil and rock samples for return to Earth." The three-man crew, Neil A. Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot), and Edward E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot) accomplished all mission objectives. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon in the Sea of Tranquility at 3:17pm on July 20, 1969, and, six hours later, Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon at 9:55pm. The two men spent two hours outside the lunar module and gathered 21kg of lunar samples before lifting off at 12:54am on July 21, 1969, to rendezvous with Collins.
Provenance:
Travis Burgess, gift, 2009, NASM.2009.0061
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
Astronauts  Search this
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Apollo Project  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Citation:
Apollo 11 Launch Images [Burgess], Acc. NASM.2009.0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0061
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Apollo 11 Launch Images [Burgess]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg27af817fd-a08e-437c-8ec4-706584bd1d17
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0061
Online Media:

One giant leap iconic and inspiring space race inventions that shaped history Charles Pappas

Author:
Pappas, Charles 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 239 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2019
Topic:
Space flight to the moon  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1113543

No requiem for the space age : the Apollo moon landings and American culture / Matthew D. Tribbe

Title:
Apollo moon landings and American culture
Author:
Tribbe, Matthew D  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.) Public opinion History  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Astronautics--Social aspects--History  Search this
Space flight to the moon--History  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
HISTORY--20th Century  Search this
HISTORY--Social History  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Engineering (General)  Search this
Astronautics--Social aspects  Search this
Public opinion  Search this
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 A5828 2014 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150473

Robert Heinlein Apollo 11 CBS Coverage Notes

Creator:
Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson), 1907-1988  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
July 20, 1969
Summary:
This item is Robert A. Heinlein's handwritten log of activities associated with the Apollo 11 mission.
Scope and Contents:
This item is Robert A. Heinlein's handwritten log of activities associated with the Apollo 11 mission, presumably created as a ready reference when offering comments or answering questions during his segment of the CBS coverage of the historic flight.
Arrangement:
Just one item.
Biographical / Historical:
On July 20, 1969, CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite interviewed two famous science-fiction authors whose work had inspired a generation of scientists and engineers to attempt the moon landing, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein.
Provenance:
Andrew Lermer, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0026
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
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
logs  Search this
Citation:
Robert Heinlein Apollo 11 CBS Coverage Notes, NASM.2019.0026, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0026
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ed90f57c-f08c-42fe-a81e-bea7e4fd3ed2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0026

Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton]

Creator:
Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, 1936-  Search this
Names:
Hamilton, Margaret Heafield, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
1.22 Cubic feet (2 legal document boxes; 1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1986
bulk 1965-1972
Summary:
The Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton] consists of reports, memoranda, and related material documenting the Apollo flight guidance software developed by Margaret Hamilton's team at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL) in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The collection also includes Hamilton's 1986 handwritten notes on selected documents.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of reports, memoranda, and related material documenting the Apollo flight guidance software developed by Margaret Hamilton's team at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL) in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Documents include a printout from an Apollo guidance computer software simulation; software program change routing slips; reports from Apollo Guidance, Navigation, and Control (formerly Apollo Guidance and Navigation); a preliminary flight plan for Apollo 7; memoranda for the submission of MIT/IL Software Development Plan, critiquing each new official version of the flight system; guidance system documents using assorted programs, including Sundisk, Skylark, and Luminary; and an oversized Charles Start Draper Laboratory brochure. When she donated the collection in 1986, Hamilton composed handwritten notes on the history of selected documents, which are included with each document and identified in the finding aid as "[Note from Margaret Hamilton]."
Arrangement:
The materials are arranged chronologically.
Biographical Note:
Margaret H. Hamilton (b. 1936) was the Director of Software Engineering Division at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was responsible for the onboard flight software for NASA's Apollo and Skylab missions. She became known as the "Rope Mother," an apt description for her role and referred to the unusual way that computer programs were stored on the Apollo guidance computers.

Hamilton received a BA in Mathematics from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and postponed her Ph.D. work when she was offered the opportunity to work on the Apollo project. She has published over 130 papers and reports on her areas of expertise in system design and software development. In 1986, she became the founder and CEO of Hamilton Technologies, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On November 22, 2016, President Barack Obama awarded Hamilton the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution that led to Apollo 11's successful landing.
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret Hamilton, gift, 1986-1987.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Space vehicles -- Guidance systems  Search this
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory  Search this
Citation:
Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton], Accession 1986-0158, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0158
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg236b98f18-3818-4b38-91a4-4a14f8cc89e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0158
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Apollo Project Rescue Operations Collection

Creator:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company  Search this
Names:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Manned Spacecraft Center  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Date:
1968-1971
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a set of manuals for the following two series: "Lunar Mission Safety and Rescue" (1970 -1971); and "Emergency Earth Orbital Escape Device Study" (1968-1971). There are also a few additional items relating to the patent of the Emergency Earth Orbital Escape Device.
Biographical / Historical:
In the late 1960s, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company had a contract with the Manned Spacecraft Center, NASA, to conduct parametric analyses of various escape devices (with emphasis on a three-man, single purpose escape system) for the Apollo Project.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Louis A. Delateur, gift, 1998, 1998-0039, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d979f756-005b-4bb5-9d5c-febbd8ce743d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0039

Space Suit Component and Survival Rucksack Collection

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Gemini (U.S.)  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
3.36 Cubic feet ((2 Records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Logs (records)
Reports
Date:
1966-1977
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the development of space suits and accessories for post-Mercury manned missions. The material includes acceptance data packages and test papers for the suits, life support systems, and survival rucksack which chart the testing and development of these systems.
Arrangement:
Arrangement: The papers are arranged chronologically by program, beginning with the Gemini mission in Folder One of Box One (S-1C-1). The papers continue chronologically until concluding with the Skylab and Shuttle missions in Folder 28 of Box Two. Box Three contains binders from the Blue David Clark Co., Inc. These binders include operational logs from NASA and the field, malfunction reports, maintenance logs and serialization control records. Blue prints of the systems tested are also included. Box Four includes two computer printouts. Printout number one contains the summary of hardware located at the Smithsonian as of 3-27-1973. Number two contains the summary of hardware located at the Smithsonian as of 9-10-1973.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was inaugurated on 1 October 1958 with the intent of conducting a manned space program. NASA took over the rocketry and propulsion work previously performed by the United States Air Force, Navy, and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Unmanned launches began during the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) under Air Force auspices and have continued to the present with a wide variety of payloads, including space science, weather, communications, and earth observation satellites. The manned program progressed through Projects Mercury (1959-63; launches 1961-63), Gemini (1962-67; launches 1965-66), Apollo (1960-72; launches 1968-72), and Skylab (1969-74; launches 1973-74). After a hiatus following the Skylab program, the manned program focused on the Space Shuttle, a reusable spacecraft. The manned program was supported by a number of unmanned exploration vehicles in the Ranger, Lunar Orbiter, and Surveyor series throughout the 1960s, as well as research into a number of related areas.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA, Transfer, 1988, 1988-0114, 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
Topic:
Space shuttles  Search this
Space suits  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Logs (records)
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0114
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25063d3d6-ded2-4f75-b8f1-b84036719784
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0114

Apollo Space Suit Manuals

Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.82 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
0.78 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Manuals
Date:
1969-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eleven copies of Apollo space suit manuals.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, 1991, 1992-0026, 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:
Space suits  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0026
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d2ce3379-fdfe-4141-8d50-bc701b5558c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0026

North American Rockwell (Harrison Storms) Film Collection

Creator:
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Names:
North American Aviation, Inc.  Search this
North American Rockwell Corp  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Rockwell International  Search this
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet ((25 film cans))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1980s]
bulk [ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of fifty-three films made by North American Rockwell during Storms' association with the corporation. This collection also consists of a folder of biographical information on Storms and 213 slides, which include the following topics: Apollo projects; Soviet spacecraft at an unknown Soviet museum; and images of the Bell 47G helicopter.
Biographical / Historical:
Harrison A. Storms, Jr., (1915-1992) helped design Apollo spacecraft and many other aerospace vehicles. A former executive of Rockwell International and its predecessor company, North American Aviation, Storms made contributions to over 40 aircraft and space vehicles. Storms received his bachelor and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, and an aeronautical engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology. Storms was then employed as an aeronautical researcher at North American Aviation in 1941 and during World War II contributed to the advancement of jet propulsion technology. After World War II, Storms served as Chief Engineer of the X-15 program, and also helped design the F-51 Mustang, F-86 Sabre Jet, F-100 Super Sabre and the XB-70. Storms went on to become the President of North American's Space and Information Systems Division which won contracts for both the Saturn second stage launch vehicle and the Apollo command and service modules for the successful lunar landing program. Storms was the recipient of many honors and awards and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Phyllis Storms, gift, 1999, 1999-0021, North American Rockwell?
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:
North American P-51 Mustang Family  Search this
North American X-15  Search this
North American F-86 Sabre Family  Search this
North American F-100 Super Sabre (Sabre 45) Family  Search this
North American XB-70A (RS-70) Valkyrie  Search this
Bell 47G (helicopter)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aircraft industry -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22d174531-4573-4b08-a281-8e0fa24595ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0021

United States Space Program Oral History Collection [Kapp]

Creator:
Kapp, Michael  Search this
Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Gemini (U.S.)  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Kapp, Michael  Search this
Extent:
30.01 Cubic feet (44 legal document boxes; 9 letter document boxes; 8 audio boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Outer space -- Exploration -- United States
Date:
1939-1977 and undated
Summary:
This collection consists of reel to reel audio tapes relating to the United States space program. The material includes recordings of events, missions, press conferences, and other happenings from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a unique group of sound recordings collected by Michael Kapp, constituting an oral history of the U.S. space program from its theoretical beginnings through Apollo 13. Some recordings relating to foreign space programs are also included. The tape collection represents thousands of hours of recordings that were assembled over six years, including blockhouse recordings, launch sounds, telemetry, air-to-ground mission recordings, press conferences, and briefings. Space programs represented include Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and various satellite programs. Recordings include interviews and mission commentary of numerous astronauts, as well as media figures, U.S. Presidents, Congressional leaders, and scientists.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in two series:

1. Audio

2. Transcripts

The audio is organized in boxes and identified by the identification number assigned by Kapp. The transcripts are arranged by mission.
Biographical / Historical:
Michael Kapp was the producer of the Bill Dana "Jose Jimenez in Orbit" record album in the 1960s and provider of many of the music tapes broadcast to the Gemini crews from mission control.
Provenance:
Michael Kapp, Gift, 1969, NASM.XXXX.0138
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
Astronauts  Search this
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Citation:
United States Space Program Oral History Collection [Kapp], Acc. NASM.XXXX.0138, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0138
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United States Space Program Oral History Collection [Kapp]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg29485d457-a883-4408-9d8f-daf29e85ec02
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0138

Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews

Creator:
Collins, Martin  Search this
Names:
Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project for Research in Space History  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Atwood, John Leland, 1904-1999  Search this
Bradshaw, Delmer  Search this
Burnett, James  Search this
Demitriades, Paul  Search this
Doll, Edward  Search this
Downey, Peter  Search this
Duff, Brian.  Search this
Elms, James C., 1916-  Search this
Fletcher, James  Search this
Gilruth, Robert  Search this
Glennan, Thomas Keith, 1905-1995  Search this
Jacobs, Donald  Search this
Mettler, Ruben F., 1924-  Search this
Miller, Mark  Search this
Mueller, G. E. (George Edwin), 1918-  Search this
Phillips, Samuel  Search this
Ramo, Simon  Search this
Seamans, Robert C.  Search this
Shapley, Willis  Search this
Silverstein, Abe  Search this
Soergel, David  Search this
Storms, Harrison A., Jr., 1915-1992  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-  Search this
Wilson, Thorton  Search this
York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)  Search this
Extent:
3.01 Cubic feet (16 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Date:
1985-1990
Summary:
This collection consists of the transcripts for the Glennen-Webb-Seamans Project (GWS), which examines various aspects of NASA management practices during the Apollo program. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the GWS was Martin Collins and the interview set contains 193 hours of interviews with 22 individuals. The central thread of this collection was the problem of configuring new political relations among the space sciences and sponsors. The following individuals were interviewed: J. Leland Atwood; Delmer Bradshaw; James Burnett; Paul Demitriades; Edward Doll; Peter Downey; Brian Duff; James Elms; James Fletcher; Robert Gilruth; T. Keith Glennan; Donald Jacobs; Ruben Mettler; Mark Miller; George Mueller; Samuel Phillips; Simon Ramo; Robert Seamans; Willis Shapley; Abe Silverstein; David Soergel; Harrison Storms; James Webb; Thorton Wilson; and Herbert York.
Scope and Contents:
The Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews consist of 193 hours of interviews with 26 individuals. 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 advise the patron which transcripts are available for copying or viewing and how to order copies of transcripts and/or CDs.
Arrangement:
The Glennan-Webb-Seamans (GWS) Project Interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Boxes 1-11 (Series 1) contain the interviews on audio cassette tapes. These tapes have yet to be remastered and, due to their fragility, are not available to researchers.

Boxes 12-16 (Series 2) contain the transcripts for these cassette tapes. Most of these transcripts are available to researchers, though restrictions are placed on a small number of them. Transcripts with user restrictions are highlighted in bold type.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection contains the interviews of the Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project (GWS). These interviews analyze a variety of facets revolving around NASA management and its handling of contractors during the Apollo program. The individuals listed as part of this collection's name refer to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) first two administrators and the agency's deputy administrator during much of the 1960s. The principal (though, by no means the only) interviewer for this project was Martin Collins and the interview set consists of 193 hours of interviews with 26 individuals. These interview subjects represent some of the most influential decision-makers at NASA, the aerospace industry and academia. The following were interviewed for this project: J. Leland Atwood; Delmer Bradshaw; James Burnett; Paul Demitriades; Edward Doll; Peter Downey; Brian Duff; James Elms; James Fletcher; Robert Gilruth; T. Keith Glennan; Donald Jacobs; Ruben Mettler; Mark Miller; John Moore; George Mueller; Samuel Phillips; Simon Ramo; Robert Seamans; Willis Shapley; Abe Silverstein; David Soergel; Harrison Storms; James Webb; Thornton Wilson and Herbert York. Among the myriad of topics discussed in these interviews is the Apollo 1 [204] fire that killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee on January 27, 1967, during a test at the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. The GWS Project constitutes one of a number of oral history efforts endeavors conducted by the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Department of Space History.
General note:
This collection consists of the interview transcripts, not the tapes.
Provenance:
Department of Space History, Transfer, 1999, 1999-0036, Varies
Restrictions:
Various restrictions apply.
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
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Citation:
Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews, Acc. 1999-0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0036
See more items in:
Glennan-Webb-Seamans Project Interviews
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b7e41532-4a23-4378-911d-9b486fd8d79f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0036
Online Media:

Caldwell C. Johnson Papers

Creator:
Johnson, Caldwell C.  Search this
Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Apollo-Soyuz (U.S.)  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Johnson, Caldwell C.  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Drawings
Publications
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 34 items of manned space flight memorabilia, circa 1950s-1970s, including pencil and ink drawings by Caldwell Johnson from the Mercury, Apollo, and the Apollo-Soyuz programs. This collection also contains papers, reports, and brochures on these three projects, along with design studies for other spacecraft and related equipment.
Biographical / Historical:
Caldwell C. Johnson was a manned spacecraft designer for NASA and contributed majorly to the Mercury, Apollo, and Apollo-Soyuz projects. Johnson began his aeronautical engineering career in 1937, when at the age of eighteen he was hired by NACA as a model builder. By 1958, Johnson was the top engineering designer for the Pilotless Aircraft Research Division (PARD). He was at that point recruited for the Mercury program where his job was to put the first design of the Mercury capsule on paper. Johnson is a co-holder of the Mercury spacecraft patent and was the principal architect of the Apollo spacecraft. Johnson was also a member of the Space Task Group (STG), and was the Chief of Spacecraft Design at the Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Spacecraft Center) during the early 1970s. His last project before his retirement from NASA in 1974, was the Apollo-Soyuz Project.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Caldwell C. Johnson, gift, 2000, 2000-0019, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Aeronautical engineers  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Drawings
Publications
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0019
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28387ea02-0723-4f72-b0a9-fc7115c7760e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0019

Apollo Steerable S-Band Antenna System Illustrated Document

Creator:
Taggett, Peter  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documents
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1960s to 2000s
Summary:
This collection consists of a binder of material compiled by Peter Taggett, for use in motivational speaking presentations, regarding his work at Solar Division of International Harvester on the reflectors for the Apollo Steerable S-Band Antenna System. The collection also contains a copy of the document on CD.
This collection is in English.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a binder of material compiled by Peter Taggett, for use in motivational speaking presentations, regarding his work at Solar Division of International Harvester on the reflectors for the Apollo Steerable S-Band Antenna System. The first section is an account, written by Taggett, which provides context about the work, information about how the project was organized, and his recollections of working on the project. It is illustrated with technical drawings and photographs from a variety of sources. The document also contains twelve original black and white photographs from Solar. Other material in the document includes copies of photographs of the tools Taggett used to work on the reflectors; copies of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) photographs; copies of Solar company newsletters; images of a flight-ready S-Band Antenna System on display at the Stafford Air & Space Museum; and copies of other historical and technical information on the Apollo program and the antenna system from a variety of sources. The collection also contains a copy of the document on CD.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Steerable S-Band Antenna was part of a system used by the crew of the Apollo Lunar module to communicate with the astronaut on board the Command Module, and to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ground stations. The system operated in the "S-Band" of frequencies: between 2,000 and 4,000 MHZ. The antennas were built by contractor Dalmo Victor, a Textron division. Solar Division of International Harvester was subcontracted by Dalmo Victor to provide reflectors for the Steerable S-Band Antenna System due to the company's expertise in working with advanced materials, specifically because of the extreme high temperature and stress specifications that the reflectors would need to meet. Peter Taggett was a member of the Research Lab at Solar who worked on the development of the reflectors.
Provenance:
Peter Taggett, Gift, 2020, NASM.2020.0013
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
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Antennas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documents
Photographs
Citation:
Apollo Steerable S-Band Antenna System Illustrated Document, NASM.2020.0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2020.0013
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2b2d36be6-9062-4b82-a76a-546a87b25349
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2020-0013

Apollo Mission Reports [NASA]

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Saturn (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
1.58 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Reports
Date:
1965-1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 37 NASA reports relating to the Apollo Space Missions. The reports cover the time period from AS-201, a Saturn 1B launch in February 1966 to Apollo 4 (AS-501), a Saturn V launch in April 1966. The following types of reports are included: engineering summaries; mission reports; test reports; guidance and navigational reports; North American Aviation, Inc. internal letters and notes; technical notes; anomaly reports; and trajectory reports.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA, gift, 1997, 1998-0002, 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:
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2061f8c68-ace2-4157-a28f-35d7543ab5f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0002

Service Module Applications Film

Creator:
North American Rockwell Corp  Search this
Extent:
0.04 Cubic feet (One 16mm film.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Summary:
This 16mm film describes possible Apollo Service Module applications in a post—Project Apollo era, 1968.
Scope and Contents:
This 16mm color film with sound, Service Module Applications, describes possible Apollo Service Module applications in a post—Project Apollo era, produced by North American Rockwell Space Division in 1968.
Arrangement:
No arrangement, just one item.
Provenance:
Carl Sherman, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0038
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 -- History  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Citation:
Service Module Applications Film, NASM.2019.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0038
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2a8c3484c-0ecf-4dd3-9cbe-62ec4f609cb7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0038

Burnley Mahr Space Projects Collection

Creator:
Mahr, Burnley  Search this
Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Rockwell International. Space and Information Systems  Search this
Skylab Program  Search this
Mahr, Burnley  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1953-1994
bulk [ca. 1960s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains materials from Mahr's work on the following projects: EOS Landsat, Orbiter, LST Hubble, Navaho, Skylab, Apollo, and the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm. In addition, there are also promotional materials from Rockwell International's Space Division pertaining to various spacecraft.
Biographical / Historical:
Burnley Mahr's career as an aerospace designer began at the University of Minnesota, where he studied engineering in the 1950s. Following employment with Boeing, North American Aviation, and North American Rockwell, he worked for Rockwell International's Space & Information Systems in Downey, California. Throughout the span of his career, Mahr worked on the following projects: Navaho, Gemini, Apollo, Orbiter, LST Hubble, the Shuttle, satellite systems, and the Space Station (Skylab). His most important contribution was the design of the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm for the deployment and plucking of satellites in outer space.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Douglas Mahr, gift, 1996, 1996-0031, 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
Topic:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Landsat satellites -- EOS Landsat  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Space Shuttle Orbiter  Search this
Hubble (Large) Space Telescope  Search this
Navaho missile (SM-64)  Search this
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1996.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f08efb02-80ca-453b-95df-d714da8d34a0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1996-0031

Joel Banow Collection

Creator:
Banow, Joel  Search this
Names:
CBS  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.). Apollo 11  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Banow, Joel  Search this
Extent:
1.92 Cubic feet ((1 records center box) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Press releases
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scripts (documents)
Drawings
Manuals
Date:
[ca. 1960s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following materials collected by Joel Banow during his tenure with CBS News covering the United States manned space program: press releases; press kits, correspondence, memorandums, show rundowns, technical specifications, director notes, scripts, storyboards, photographs, drawings, guide books and manuals, transparencies, posters, a videotape, and 16 mm films. There are also three animation cells relating to the coverage of Apollo 11. The material was generated by NASA, CBS and the following NASA contractors -- Grumman, North American Rockwell, and RCA.
Biographical / Historical:
Joel Banow is a retired television director. During his sixteen years with CBS News, he worked on all the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab space shots. As the director, he was responsible for creating a great many of the special effects and simulations needed to tell the story. In 1969, Banow received a Directors Guild of America (DGA) award for his coverage of Apollo 11.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joel Banow, gift, 1999, 2000-0027, Public Domain and CBS
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:
Television broadcasting -- Special effects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Press releases
Motion pictures (visual works)
Scripts (documents)
Drawings
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0027
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg214cda555-5bd6-43ef-a04f-b259c5f62b82
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0027

NASA Publications and Press Material

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Names:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet ((6 records center boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Press releases
Publications
Date:
1963-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of NASA press material from circa 1963 thru circa 1980. It includes general press releases, both 'NASA News' and 'NASA News Releases' [1967-70] and press kits for specific missions, mainly in the Apollo series. Also included are NASA related press clippings from the Apollo period [circa 1967-72] from both public and government periodicals.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 29 July 1958 as a civilian agency charged with managing the American Space Program. As with any corporate of government body, NASA issued press kits and releases to inform the media of its operations and gathered clippings to assess its public appearance and it stature with regards to other government agencies.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, unknown, unknown, XXXX-0039, 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
Topic:
Manned space flight  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Press releases
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg247ff281a-252d-466b-9a1a-eb28ebaf9885
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0039

Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Testing Collection [Leonard]

Creator:
Grumman Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Extent:
1.66 Cubic feet (1 record center box and 2 tubes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical manuals
Technical reports
Photographic prints
Date:
1964-1973
Summary:
This collection consists of material documenting the structural testing of Grumman's Apollo Lunar Module system.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material documenting the structural testing of Grumman's Apollo Lunar Module system: Grumman reports, notes, schedules, and test results; NASA mission reports and flight plans; charts; photographs; posters; and one Lunar Module (LM) (Lunar Test Article #3) film.
Arrangement:
No arrangment, just by type.
Biographical / Historical:
The Apollo Lunar Module (LEM, LM) was a two-stage vehicle designed by Grumman Corporation for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ferry two astronauts from lunar orbit to the lunar surface and back. The upper ascent stage consisted of a pressurized crew compartment, equipment areas, and an ascent rocket engine. The lower descent stage had landing gear and contained the descent rocket engine and lunar surface experiments. Six such craft successfully landed on the Moon between 1969-1972. Willis H. Leonard was a senior structural test engineer for Grumman on this project.
Provenance:
Jonathan Leonard, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0055
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:
Manned space flight  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Apollo Lunar Module  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical reports
Photographic prints
Citation:
Grumman Apollo Lunar Module Testing Collection [Leonard], NASM.2018.0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0055
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22633d09d-53d9-4156-8b13-bee7d366933f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0055

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