Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo was the NASA program that resulted in American astronauts' making a total of 11 spaceflights and walking on the moon.
Found in 21 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 Mark Armstrong is interviewed about his father, astronaut Neil Armstrong, as well as his own experiences with the Space Program during the 1960s and beyond. He describes his father’s aviation and space career and shares details about his childhood, growing up in the midst of the Apollo 11 mission. He also touches on his professional career in technology. Topics discussed his childhood memories of his father, his interest in physics and software programing, his thoughts on the Space Program, and...
Interview Summary Engineer Arthur K. Davenport is interviewed about his career in the aviation and aerospace industries. He discusses his work at Hamilton Standard during the 1960s and 1970s, focusing in particular on the design and development of the Apollo spacesuit’s Life Support System backpack. He also discusses his subsequent engineering career with Boeing and his experiences as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for the Federal Aviation Administration. Davenport’s wife (Wendy) and son (Chris)...
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...
Content Description The Apollo 12 Flight Plan is a small collection consisting of a single item: a photocopy of the plan for the November 1969 flight of the Apollo 12 mission to the moon. The copy has been signed by command module pilot Richard Gordon on the first page.
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Content Description The Philip W. Barttels Apollo 13 Recovery Photographs Collection is a small collection consisting of images of the recovery of the Apollo 13 Command Module from the Pacific Ocean in 1970. The collection includes ten black-and-white photomechanical prints, one black-and-white photographic print, and five color photographic prints. The images depict the Command Module splashing down, recovery of the Apollo 13 crew and Command Module by U.S. Navy Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King helicopters of HS-4...
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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.
Abstract David L. Davidson was an electrical engineer at The Boeing Company and worked on the Saturn V Rocket and the Lunar Rover projects. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1942-1946 and in the U.S. Army Reserves Engineer Corps from 1957-1962. This collection, which dates from 1941 to his retirement from Boeing in 1988, consists of textual materials, photographs, and one digital audio recording. It includes administrative records, notes, Boeing managerial training materials, photographs that depict...
Overview George Hage was NASA's Deputy Director for the Apollo Program. The 17 total Apollo Programs were designed to send astronauts to photograph, map, and eventually walk on, the moon. The collection contains notes about the production of the lunar orbiters and also photographs and news coverage of the successful Apollo missions.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Content Description The James Allen Joki NASA Collection is a small collection consisting of visual and textual materials related to Joki's career with NASA during the Apollo program. Of most interest are two digital prints of a black-and-white photograph depicting mission control at the moment of Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. One print is 11x14 inches and includes annotations by Joki as well as his signature. The second print is 13x16 inches and is...
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