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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:

Apollo-Soyuz Crews Reunited

Author:
Avino, Mark  Search this
Subject:
Slayton, Donald K. 1924-1993  Search this
Stafford, Thomas P  Search this
Apollo Soyuz Test Project  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1985
Topic:
Space vehicles  Search this
Celebrities and Dignitaries  Search this
Brand, Vance  Search this
Kubasov, Valeriy  Search this
Leonov, Aleksey  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Standard number:
85-11023-9 or SIA85-11023-09
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8942

Conservation Analytical Laboratory Research

Author:
Dougherty, Harold E  Search this
Subject:
Slayton, Donald K. 1924-1993  Search this
Baker, Mary  Search this
Lange, Eric  Search this
Conservation Analytical Laboratory (CAL)  Search this
Museum Conservation Institute  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1992
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Standard number:
96-20063
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9838

Deke! : U.S. manned space : from Mercury to the shuttle / Donald K. "Deke" Slayton with Michael Cassutt

Author:
Slayton, Donald K. 1924-1993  Search this
Cassutt, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Slayton, Donald K. 1924-1993  Search this
Physical description:
354 p., [16 p. of plates] : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
Topic:
Astronauts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477633

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

Pervyĭ vykhod cheloveka v otkrytyĭ kosmos ; Pervaia sovmestnaia kosmicheskaia programma "Soiuz-Apollon"

Title:
Первый выход человека в открытый космос ; Первая совместная космическая программа "Союз-Аполлон"
Subject:
Leonov, A. A (Alekseĭ Arkhipovich) 1934-  Search this
Beliaev, Pavel I  Search this
Kubasov, Valeriĭ  Search this
Stafford, Thomas P  Search this
Brand, Vance DeVoe  Search this
Slayton, Donald K. 1924-1993  Search this
Voskhod (Manned satellite)  Search this
Apollo Soyuz Test Project  Search this
Physical description:
1 DVD (32 min., 37 sec.) : sound, black and white, some color in concluding sequence ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
Russia
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
Space flights  Search this
Astronautics--History  Search this
Call number:
video 001452
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063461

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