Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 18-267
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1960-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10.30 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (2 oversize folders)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the relocation and restoration of three Saturn V rockets the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) acquired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the early 1970s, when the Apollo Space Program concluded. One rocket, consisting entirely of stages and spacecraft intended to be launched, is on display at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The other rockets on display, one at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida and one at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, consist of test stages not meant for flight. Curators represented in these records include Frank H. Winter and Allan A. Needell, and there is material that was created and maintained by Alfred J. Bachmeier, NASM Collections and Facilities Manager. Earlier records dated back to when the Space History Division, prior to 1987, was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration, and as the Department of Space History from 1987 to 1997.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; contracts and agreements; reports; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; guidelines; articles and press releases; photographs, slides, and negatives; videotape recordings; restoration logs; fundraising information; evaluations; project schedules; architectural drawings, floor plans, and drawings; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.

Administration
Oversize
This collection contains oversize material.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-267, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Project Files
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 9/12/2018 memorandum, Johnstone to Williams; Contact reference staff for details.

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Winter, Frank H., 1942- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Needell, Allan A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bachmeier, Alfred J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Department of Space Science and Exploration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Department of Space History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Technology Utilization Office Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, Ala.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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