National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Propulsion

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.B
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
175 cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

Accessories
Accessories
Accessories and components which support air-breathing engines; also fuels, coolants, and lubricants.

Engines
Engines
Air-breathing engines. (Other power plants for aircraft (including rocket motors) are filed under the Space Propulsion subseries.)

Propellers
Propellers
Specific models, listed by designer or manufacturer; also general topics.

Space Propulsion
Space Propulsion
All methods of spacecraft propulsion (even "passive" concepts such as the Solar Sail), spacecraft power sources (such as solar batteries and fuel cells), all rocket motors (including those used to power aircraft and other vehicles), and all accessories and components.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/