United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
Interview Summary Retired NASA administrator George W. S. Abbey is interviewed about his aerospace career and his contributions to human spaceflight. He discusses his service with the U.S. Air Force during the 1950s and 1960s, focusing in particular on his involvement in the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar Program. He then discusses his experiences at NASA and describes his career progression from systems engineer to director of the Johnson Space Center (Texas). Notable topics discussed include the Apollo Program, the...
Interview Summary Engineer Robert Alexander is interviewed about his career at Lockheed and his involvement with the Hubble Space Telescope. He discusses his three decades at Lockheed from the 1950s to the 1980s and shares details about his role as a design engineer for the Hubble and other spacecraft equipment. Topics discussed include his personal background, the development and legacy of the Hubble, and his work as a Museum of Flight docent.
Interview Summary Hydrographer and sonar search specialist Vincent “Vince” Capone, Jr. is interviewed about his career in ocean exploration and artifact recovery. The interview focuses in particular on Capone’s involvement in spacecraft recovery efforts. He discusses his experiences with the 2013 search-and-recovery mission of the Apollo 11 F-1 engines, funded by Bezos Expeditions, and also touches on his involvement with the search for the Space Shuttle Columbia’s black box. Topics discussed include his...
Interview Summary Underwater explorer and attorney David Concannon is interviewed about his careers in law, ocean exploration, and artifact recovery. He discusses his experiences in the field of exploration, focusing in particular on his work on the Titanic expeditions of the early 2000s and on the search-and-recovery mission of the Apollo 11 F-1 engines, funded by Bezos Expeditions. He also touches on his involvement in the Explorers Club, the Sea-Space Symposium, and the XPRIZE Foundation. Topics discussed...
Interview Summary Astronaut Richard F. “Dick” Gordon is interviewed about his military service and spaceflight career. He describes his experiences as a naval aviator and test pilot during the 1950s, including his time testing the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II and his record-setting cross-country flight during Project LANA. He then discusses his career with NASA during the 1960s and early 1970s. Topics discussed include astronaut selection and training; his involvement with Gemini 8, Gemini 11, and Apollo 12; and his...
Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The Apollo 11 and 13 checklists is a small collection consisting of only a few documents. The collection includes two checklists: a "P30 manuever data card" from the Apollo 11 mission, 1969, and the "Apollo-13 LM-7 Contingency Checklist," from the Apollo 13 mission, 1970. The pages include handwritten notes by Buzz Aldrin, James Lovell, and Fred Haise. There is also a letter of authenticity accompanying each page, signed by Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11) and Fred Haise (Apollo 13) respectively. The...
Collection — Box: Small Collections Oversize 2019- , oversize: folder
Content Description The Apollo 11 Spacecraft Fifty-State Tour Press Kit is a small collection consisting of the press kit and related materials from the promotional tour of the Apollo 11 command module across the United States in 1970-1971. The press kit includes a folder containing seven 8x10" black-and-white prints, a mission report booklet, a press release with tour schedule, a "Log of Apollo 11" color booklet, and a tour map. Twelve 11x14" color lithograph prints reproducing photographs from the moon landing...
Collection — Box: One
Content Description The James S. and Judith A. Barrowman Report is a small collection consisting of a research and development report on center of pressure prediction in rocketry written by James S. and Judith A. Barrowman. The report was presented at at the National Association of Rocketry's NARAM-8 on August 18, 1966. The title of the report is "The Theoretical Prediction of the Center of Pressure" and examines how the stability of a rocket is affected by its center of gravity and center of pressure....
Collection — Multiple Containers
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of approximately four hundred forty (440) slides relating to NASA recovery operations of Gemini and Apollo, as well as assorted air shows, circa 1960s-1990s. There is also one (1) black-and-white pencil lithograph of North American T-28 Trojan with USS Lexington markings signed by artist Don Kellams, undated.
Collection — Folder: 1
Content Description The Michael B. Gordon Mercury Photographs Collection is a small collection consisting of 11 4x5" black-and-white photographs depicting the preparation and recovery of the Mercury-Redstone 3 flight of Alan B. Shepard in 1961. The images show: technicians assisting Shepard with his spacesuit prior to launch; Shepard seated in Freedom 7 capsule prior to launch; Shepard being hoisted aboard Sikorsky S-58 helicopter after Freedom 7 splashdown; a Sikorsky S-58 helicopter recovering Freedom 7 capsule;...
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