United States Space Program Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0154
Creators:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Science and Exploration Department
Dates:
1950-1974
bulk 1959-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
13.08 Cubic feet
(12 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material gathered by the Space Science and Exploration Department, National Air and Space Museum, relating to the United States space program through the Skylab missions. The material consists of photos and reference material covering a wide variety of subjects, including space suits, food, lifting bodies, and other support and auxiliary functions, as well as material directly relating to the missions. The bulk of the material consists of photos and NASA press materials.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was inaugurated on 1 October 1958 with the intent of conducting a manned space program. NASA took over the rocketry and propulsion work previously performed by the United States Air Force, Navy, and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Unmanned launches began during the International Geophysical Year (1957-58) under Air Force auspices and have continued to the present with a wide variety of payloads, including space science, weather, communications, and earth observation satellites. The manned program progressed through Projects Mercury (1959-63; launches 1961-63), Gemini (1962-67; launches 1965-66), Apollo (1960-72; launches 1968-72), and Skylab (1969-74; launches 1973-74). The manned program was supported by a number of unmanned exploration vehicles in the Ranger, Lunar Orbiter, and Surveyor series throughout the 1960s, as well as research into a number of related areas.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
NASA SS&E, Transfer, 1983, XXXX-0154, 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
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocketry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space suits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space Shuttle Orbiter Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space flight Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manned space flight Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outer space -- Exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Press releases Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Space Science and Exploration Department Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Project Surveyor (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Project Apollo (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Gemini (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Mercury (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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/