Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043249
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
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 Engineer Sydney Baker is interviewed about his life and his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He discusses his work at Vickers-Armstrongs in the 1940s and 1950s and his subsequent engineering jobs with Canadair and the Boeing Company. Projects discussed include the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) program, the AOA (Airborne Optical Adjunct) program, and guided missile development. He also shares his experiences as a Museum of Flight docent and his restoration work on...
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)...
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.
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.
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Content Description The Kenneth B. Luplow Collection is a small collection consisting of a logbook and notebook dating to Luplow's time working for Boeing in the 1940s. The logbook spans 1941-1946, and documents Luplow's role as flight engineer on many first flights, including the XB-29 and XC-97 and XPBB-1. Other test flights documented include ones for B-17 variants. Test pilots documented in the log include J.B. Fornasero, Elliott Merrill, A.C. Reed, Edmund T. Allen, Robert Lamson, J.A. Fraser, R.M....
Contents of the Collection This small collection holds two appoinment certificates for George Prior Townsend Jr., reflecting his engineering career. One certificate is for Townsend's appointment to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lubrication and Wear Subcommittee. Dated January 1, 1952, it is signed by Chairman J.C. Hunsaker and Executive Secretary John F. Victory. It included a label on the verso of its original frame, "BECK ART SHOP, House of Cards, Denver 2 Colo,.," as well as an...
Interview Summary Aeronautical engineer Barry Latter is interviewed about his decade-spanning career in the aviation industry. He describes his education in propulsion engineering and his early work experiences during the 1950s and 1960s with the Blackburn and General Aircraft Company and the Hawker Siddeley Group. He then discusses his emigration to the United States from England and his subsequent career with the Boeing Company, where he worked on the 747, 757, 767, and 737 Next Generation. The interview...
Interview Summary World War II veteran James “Jim” Marich is interviewed about his service as a flight engineer aboard the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. He discusses his wartime experiences with the 869th Bombardment Squadron of the 497th Bombardment Group, U.S. Army Air Forces, while stationed in Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands) during 1944 and 1945. He also touches briefly on his post-war engineering career with the Sundstrand Corporation (Illinois). Topics discussed include his training and service history, his...
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Thomas W. “Tom” Olsson is interviewed about his military service as a helicopter pilot with the United States Army. He discusses his combat tours in Southeast Asia flying the Bell AH-1 Cobra gunship and describes his later assignments as a flight instructor for the Cobra and the Hughes AH-64 Apache. He also touches on his post-military careers with Rockwell Collins and the Boeing Company and on his volunteer work at The Museum of Flight.
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