Space Acceleration Measurement Unit System (SAMS) Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0040
Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dates:
[ca. 1990s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.18 Cubic feet
(3 legal document boxes) (1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following types of documentation relating to SAMS: test plans and reports; drawings; maintenance logs; and memorandums and correspondence. This collection also contains optical discs from the SAMS/MIR project, which contain the raw data.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Space Acceleration Measurement Unit System (SAMS) is an acceleration measurement and data acquisition instrument, not a classical micro gravity research experiment. SAMS consists of a main unit and up to three remotely positioned triaxial sensor heads. The data is used to provide investigators with a time history of this environment to improve for future experiment design. This instrument was flown on the Space Shuttle and Mir Space Station, from 1994 to 1998.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
NASA Glenn Research Center, Transfer, 2000, 2000-0040, Public Domain

General
General
Additional materials: The actual artifact, project decals and official SAMS log books are housed in the National Air and Space Museum Depart of Space History.
General
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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

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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/