Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0032
Creators:
Redding, Fred
Dates:
circa 1960-circa 2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
18 Cubic feet
16 boxes
Repository:
This collection consists of approximately 15 cubic feet of papers, mostly reports and articles, written or collected by Fred W. Redding for his work on space system concepts for national defense and commercial space industry and services.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of approximately 15 cubic feet of papers, mostly reports and articles, written or collected by Fred W. Redding for his work on space system concepts for national defense and commercial space industry and services. Of particular interest is his work on a manned Space Cruiser for commercial, civil and military space operations.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Unprocessed, but a box listing is available.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fred "Bud" Redding was an aerospace engineer, specifically concerned with space systems concepts for national defense and commercial space industry and services. He worked on the following major programs: the Strategic Defense Initiative (integrated space system concept architecture); the MX ICBM (post-boost vehicle and reentry system deployment systems); Apollo Program (resident Project Engineer for Rockwell, Command Module); B-70 Strategic bomber (bombing navigation and missile guidance systems); and the X-10 and Navaho intercontinental cruise missiles. Redding also provided strategic concept analysis and support for the Office of Deputy Undersecretary of Defense R&D (Strategic and Space Systems) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). One of the projects that Redding worked on with DARPA in the early 1980s was the Space Cruiser. When the government failed to pursue the idea, he began to refine it on his own for commercial use. He set up a commercial space company, Cislunar Corporation, to market the Space Cruiser for commercial and military interspace and trans-atmospheric operations, including in-space servicing of space assets and serving as a taxi, rescue and service vehicle for the planned U.S. space station, and for the existing Soviet Mir station.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mary Redding, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0032

Digital Content

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.
Preferred Citation
Fred W. Redding Papers, NASM.2019.0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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