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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0104-ref314
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"The Performance Analysis of Ballistic Missile or Space Vehicle Guidance Systems." (A. N. Drucker; TRW/STL. May 1961.)

Collection Creator:
Bellcomm, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 187, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
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 Permission Requests.
Collection Citation:
Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection, Accession XXXX-0093, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection
Bellcomm, Inc Technical Library Collection / Series IV: Space Science and Applications / IV.E.: Planetary Reconnaissance / IV.E.1.: General
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0093-ref2179

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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Apollo Flight Guidance Computer Software Collection [Hamilton]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0158
Online Media:

Institute proceedings. Theme: Space vehicle guidance & control

Author:
Winter Institute on Advanced Control (3rd : 1965 : University of Florida)  Search this
University of Florida Department of Electrical Engineering  Search this
University of Florida Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965?]
Topic:
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Control systems--Congresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506888

NASA Project Gemini supplement : familiarization manual, SEDR 300, long range and modified configurations / McDonnell

Title:
Supplement, SEDR 300 vol. 1, NASA Project Gemini familiarization manual
Project Gemini supplement
Familiarization manual, SEDR 300, long range and modified configurations
Long range and modified configurations
Author:
McDonnell Company  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
McDonnell Company NASA Project Gemini familiarization manual  Search this
Subject:
Project Gemini (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
292 p. : ill. : 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Space vehicles--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 G323 1965 suppl
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_554783

Status of guidance and control methods, instrumentation, and techniques as applied in the Apollo project / by Walter Haeussermann, Robert Clifton Duncan

Author:
Haeussermann, Walter  Search this
Duncan, Robert Clifton  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and Development  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
1964]
Topic:
Space vehicles--Guidance systems  Search this
Navigation (Astronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL3250 .H34 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562261

Apollo 11; guidance and navigation summary: CM software, LM software, ASPO 45 CRT displays, launch and burn schedule

Author:
General Motors Corporation AC Electronics Division  Search this
Subject:
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)  Search this
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Space flight to the moon  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems  Search this
Call number:
TL3250 .G45X 1969
TL3250.G45X 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434620

Sensors and sensor systems for guidance and navigation II : 22-23 April 1992, Orlando, Florida / Sharon S. Welch, editor ; sponsored and published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering

Author:
Welch, Sharon S  Search this
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 323 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Avionics--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Navigation (Aeronautics)--Congresses  Search this
Navigation (Astronautics)--Congresses  Search this
Aids to air navigation--Congresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452159

Control, guidance and navigation of spacecraft

Author:
NASA-University Conference on the Science and Technology of Space Exploration (1962 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Scientific and Technical Information  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 54 p. illus., diagrs. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1963
1962 [i.e. 1963]
Topic:
Navigation (Astronautics)--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
TL3250 .N111 1962
TL3250.N111 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_320555

Guidance and control, 1985 : proceedings of the Annual Rocky Mountain Guidance and Control Conference held February 2-6, 1985, Keystone, Colorado / edited by Robert D. Culp, Edward J. Bauman, Charles A. Cullian

Author:
Rocky Mountain Guidance and Control Conference (1985 : Keystone, Colo.)  Search this
Culp, Robert D  Search this
Bauman, Edward J  Search this
Cullian, Charles A  Search this
American Astronautical Society  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 601 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Control systems--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
TL3250 .R68 1985
TL3250.R68 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_339534

Orbit optimization and laser applications

Author:
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 484 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964?]
Topic:
Space vehicles--Guidance systems  Search this
Laser communication systems  Search this
Call number:
TL3250 .O64 1964
TL3250.O64 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251896

Spacecraft systems. Editor-in-chief, Michał Łunc

Author:
International Astronautical Congress (17th : 1966 : Madrid)  Search this
Łunc, Michał  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 436 p. 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1967
Topic:
Space vehicles--Guidance systems  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL3250.I611 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_102500

Journal of guidance and control

Author:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  Search this
Physical description:
ill. 29 cm. bimonthly
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1978
Topic:
Navigation (Astronautics)--Periodicals  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TL3250.J865
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_104687

Space navigation, guidance and control / by C.S. Draper ... [et. al.]

Author:
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development  Search this
Draper, C. S (Charles Stark)  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., diagrs. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
Topic:
Navigation (Astronautics)  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems  Search this
Space vehicles--Control systems  Search this
Call number:
TL3250 .M867s
TL3250.M867s
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110732

Proceedings of the Spaceborne Computer Engineering Conference. Papers presented at Anaheim, California, October 30-31, 1962

Author:
Spaceborne Computer Engineering Conference (1962 : Anaheim, Calif)  Search this
Institute of Radio Engineers Professional Group on Electronic Computers  Search this
Physical description:
166 p. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
1962]
Topic:
Electronic digital computers  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Electronic equipment--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
TL3000 .S73 1962
TL3000.S73 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_132764

Proceedings

Author:
ION National Space Meeting on Simplified Manned Guidance, Navigation and Control (1968 : Cocoa Beach, Fla)  Search this
United States Institute of Navigation  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 530 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
[1968]
Topic:
Navigation (Astronautics)--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Control systems--Congresses  Search this
Manned space flight--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
TL1065 .I106 1968
TL1065.I106 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159522

Proceedings of the IAS Aerospace Systems Reliability Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 16-18, 1962

Author:
Aerospace Systems Reliability Symposium (1962 : Salt Lake City, Utah)  Search this
Institute of the Aerospace Sciences  Search this
Physical description:
251 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1962
[1962]
Topic:
Systems engineering--Congresses  Search this
Reliability (Engineering)--Congresses  Search this
Guidance systems (Flight)--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TA168 .A25 1962
TA168.A25 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194991

AIAA/ION Astrodynamics Guidance and Control Conference : [papers] : Los Angeles, Calif., August 24-26, 1964

Author:
Astrodynamics Guidance and Control Conference (1964 : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  Search this
Institute of Navigation  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 525 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Topic:
Guidance systems (Flight)--Congresses  Search this
Inertial navigation (Aeronautics)--Congresses  Search this
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
TL589.4 .A84 1964
TL589.4.A84 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_195007

A volume of technical papers presented at AIAA/ION Guidance & Control Conference : Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 16-18, 1965

Author:
AIAA/ION Guidance & Control Conference (1965 : Minneapolis, Minn.)  Search this
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  Search this
Institute of Navigation  Search this
Physical description:
449 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
Space vehicles--Guidance systems--Congresses  Search this
Guidance systems (Flight)--Congresses  Search this
Navigation (Astronautics)--Congresses  Search this
Call number:
TL589.4 .A12 1965
TL589.4.A12 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_198319

Spacecraft guidance and control

Author:
Scull, J. R  Search this
Physical description:
v, 143 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
Topic:
Space vehicles--Guidance systems  Search this
Call number:
TL3250 .S43
TL3250.S43
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15518

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