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Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay]

Topic:
United States Women in Aviation, 1940-1985
Creator:
McKay, Jean Kathleen Trainum, 1924-2016.  Search this
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Whirlpool Corporation  Search this
Names:
Carpenter, M. Scott (Malcolm Scott), 1925-2013  Search this
Cochran, Jacqueline  Search this
Cooper, Leroy Gordan, 1927-2004  Search this
Gilruth, Robert  Search this
Glenn, John Herschel, Jr., 1921-2016  Search this
Grissom, Virgil I.  Search this
Schirra, Wally  Search this
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998  Search this
Slayton, Donald K., 1924-1993  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Webb, James E. (James Edwin), 1906-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Papers, technical
Photographs
Menus
Date:
bulk 1951-2004
Summary:
This collection consists of material relating to Captain Jean Kathleen Trainum McKay (1924-2016) and her work as the dietitian for the Mercury Project including news clippings, press releases, writings by McKay, photographs, and a detailed pre-flight feeding plan.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.05 cubic feet of material relating to Jean McKay and her work as the dietitian for the Mercury Project including news clippings, press releases, writings by McKay, photographs, and a detailed pre-flight feeding plan. The feeding plan consists of nutritional information, menus, and recipes, and is signed on the front by astronauts Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., John Herschel Glenn, Jr., Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr., and Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton. The writings by McKay consist of papers on nutrition and feeding astronauts as well as the notes for a talk to a docent meeting at the San Diego Air and Space Museum recounting McKay's experiences with the Mercury Project. Press releases are from the office of Congressman Phillip Hart Weaver (R-Nebraska) and one from the Whirlpool Corporation on their Space Kitchen which includes two 8 by 10 inch black and white photographs. Also included is also a 4 by 6 inch color photograph of McKay with Shepard and Schirra taken in August 1995.
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Jean Kathleen Trainum McKay (1924-2016) was serving as the staff dietitian in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General when she was selected to serve as the dietitian for the Mercury Project and was sent to Cape Canaveral in April 1961. Although research and development for the pre-flight dietary guidelines had been done previously at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, McKay was responsible for planning specific menus from the basic guide, purchasing the food and supervising preparation and serving, and conducting nutritional analysis and reporting to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Prior to this assignment, McKay was a member of a unified team of women serving in various branches of the military put together to work with the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) to recruit more women to serve in the Armed Forces.
Provenance:
Laurel Barile, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0028.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Mercury Project  Search this
Dietetics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Food  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Apollo Lunar Module  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Papers, technical
Photographs
Menus
Citation:
Mercury Project Dietary and Nutritional Guidelines [McKay], Acc. NASM.2017.0028, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0028
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg25861cce7-7cd1-48c1-b8c2-fcb62873f206
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0028
Online Media:

Presentation of Portrait of NASA Astronaut Alan Shepard

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
March 2, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1717]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372766

Presentation of Portrait of NASA Astronaut Alan Shepard

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
March 2, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1718]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372767

Project Mercury Astronaut Photograph [Burchfield]

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

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

Delmas D. "Del" Burchfield (1926-2016) was an engineer at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation who in 1959 was put in charge of the Outside Production Quality Program monitoring all vendors and subcontractors working on Project Mercury. In this position, Burchfield worked closely with the Mercury astronauts, particularly John Glenn.
Provenance:
David Burchfield, Gift, 2022, NASM.2022.0015.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Mercury Project  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Manuscripts
Citation:
Project Mercury Astronaut Photograph [Burchfield], NASM.2022.0015, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2022.0015
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f172a5af-6cd4-4025-8c1d-dc34818b505f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2022-0015
Online Media:

Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7 Recovery Photographs

Creator:
United States. Navy  Search this
Names:
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Date:
1961
Summary:
This collection consists of twenty-one U.S. Navy photographs compiled for the press kit prepared for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission as well as a teletype news article about the recovery.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-one U. S. Navy photographs compiled for the press kit prepared for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. The photographs show the recovery mission as well as Alan B. Shepard, Jr. during debriefing. There is also a photograph showing the press corps that was selected to be aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39), which is signed on the reverse by many of the reporters. The photographs are all black and white and measure 8 by 10 inches each. The collection also contains a teletype news story filed by the United Press International (UPI) aboard the ship, and a color post card showing the recovery of Freedom 7 by helicopter.
Arrangement:
This collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
On May 5, 1961, Alan B. Shepard, Jr. became the first American in space in the Mercury MR-3 capsule. He named it Freedom 7, the number signifying the seven Mercury astronauts; NASA called the mission Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3). Lofted by a Redstone rocket, Shepard and his capsule attained a maximum speed of 5180 mph and rose to an altitude of 116 miles. The sub-orbital flight lasted 15 minutes and 22 seconds. Freedom 7 parachuted into the sea 302 miles from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and was retrieved by helicopter, along with Shepard, and both were taken aboard the recovery ship, the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39). Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert J. Jaczko, Sr. was the Public Information Officer for the ship at the time of Shepard's historic flight and was responsible for the press corps aboard for the event.
Provenance:
Robert J. Jaczko, Sr., Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0024
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
Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Citation:
Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7 Recovery Photographs, NASM.2018.0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0024
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2bbed220f-212a-4ffe-8b85-c05960b0f915
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0024
Online Media:

Light this candle : the life and times of Alan Shepard, America's first spaceman / Neal Thompson

Author:
Thompson, Neal  Search this
Subject:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 445 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_725043

First American into space

Author:
Silverberg, Robert  Search this
Subject:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
142 p. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 M48X
TL789.8.U6M48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90970

Moon shot : the inside story of America's race to the moon / by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton ; with Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict ; introduction by Neil Armstrong

Author:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998-  Search this
Slayton, Donald K. 1924-1993  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
383 p. : ill., plates ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Space flight to the moon--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462420

Freedom 7 : the historic flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr. / Colin Burgess

Title:
Freedom Seven
Author:
Burgess, Colin 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Outer space
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
Exploration  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1023031

Training by simulation [by] Alan B. Shepard, Jr

Author:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Physical description:
12 p. group port. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1965]
Topic:
Space flight training  Search this
Simulation methods  Search this
Call number:
TL1085 .S54
TL1085.S54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_120081

Man into space. Drawings by Fred L. Wolff

Author:
Caidin, Martin 1927-1997  Search this
Subject:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. illus. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
[1961]
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 M45X
TL789.8.U6M45X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_66166

The astronauts; the story of Project Mercury, America's man-in-space program

Author:
Caidin, Martin 1927-1997  Search this
Subject:
Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-1998  Search this
Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich 1934-1968  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
224 p
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 M44 1961X
TL789.8.U6 M44 1961X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_29605

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