Burnley Mahr Space Projects Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0031
Creators:
Mahr, Burnley
Dates:
1953-1994
bulk [ca. 1960s-1970s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.09 Cubic Feet
(1 records center box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials from Mahr's work on the following projects: EOS Landsat, Orbiter, LST Hubble, Navaho, Skylab, Apollo, and the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm. In addition, there are also promotional materials from Rockwell International's Space Division pertaining to various spacecraft.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Burnley Mahr's career as an aerospace designer began at the University of Minnesota, where he studied engineering in the 1950s. Following employment with Boeing, North American Aviation, and North American Rockwell, he worked for Rockwell International's Space & Information Systems in Downey, California. Throughout the span of his career, Mahr worked on the following projects: Navaho, Gemini, Apollo, Orbiter, LST Hubble, the Shuttle, satellite systems, and the Space Station (Skylab). His most important contribution was the design of the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm for the deployment and plucking of satellites in outer space.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Douglas Mahr, gift, 1996, 1996-0031, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artificial satellites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landsat satellites -- EOS Landsat Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manned space flight Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerospace engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space Shuttle Orbiter Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hubble (Large) Space Telescope Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navaho missile (SM-64) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mahr, Burnley Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockwell International. Space and Information Systems Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Apollo (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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