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Creators:
Douglas Aircraft Company
Dates:
1960s
Size:
0.49 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0001
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 11 color slides, 23 color prints, and two DVDs, one containing scans of the drawings and one containing a PowerPoint presentation, all relating to early interior design concepts of the Skylab main interior. There is also one brochure, "Skylab," produced by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

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Creators:
Chillson, Charles W., 1910-
Dates:
1950-1956
Size:
3.12 Linear Feet
3.5 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection largely documents Chillson's affiliation with the ARS, particularly his presidency in the early 1950s, and includes correspondence with ARS members, aerospace companies, and organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the British Interplanetary Society, the International Astronautical Federation, and the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences. There is also correspondence with Wernher von Braun and Esther C. Goddard. The collection also includes papers presented to or published by the ARS, some diagrams and photographs highlighting rocket plans or capabilities, and some pamphlets and articles on rockets.

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Creators:
Gilbert, Glen Alexander, 1913-1982
Dates:
1935-1982
Size:
1.82 Cubic Feet (4 document boxes; 1 slim document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0187
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a seven volume set representing a partial documentation of Gilbert's contribution to ATC development. The material was compiled by Gilbert's wife after his death in 1982. The collection also includes two books by Gilbert on air traffic control.

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Creators:
Robert, C. Truax, 1917-2010
Dates:
1929-2005
bulk 1980-2000
Size:
11.99 Cubic Feet
12.95 Linear Feet (21 Legal Size Boxes, 1 Slim Legal Size, 3 Shoe Boxes, 1 Flat Box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Robert Truax was one of the great originals of American rocketry and a major proponent and inventor of ultra-low-cost rocket engine and vehicle concepts.

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Creators:
Vanguard Productions
Yasecko, Nancy
Dates:
1957-2011
bulk 1980-1990
Size:
13 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)
86 sound tape reels (5" Open Reels)
2 videodiscs (dvd) (Total runtime of 1:13:21)
43 video recordings (Total runtime of 33:14:55)
1 electronic discs (cd)
25 sound cassettes
145 film reels (143 16mm film reels - runtime of 40:24:65 2 35mm film reels - runtime of 58:23)
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The documentary film Growing Up With Rockets, produced by Vanguard Productions and Nancy Yasecko and released in 1984, is the story and personal reminiscences of the children, now grown, of those who worked at Cape Canaveral. The film discusses the Bumper Project (using captured V-2 missiles after World War II); Sputnik; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs; and ends with the first flight of Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) in 1981. Nancy Yasecko offers first person commentary with rare archival film, newsreels, excerpts from NASA promotional films, home movies and contemporary footage. In 1990, under the auspices of Citizen Exchange Council (CEC), a NY-based Soviet-American exchange organization, Growing Up With Rockets was included in the American Documentary Showcase. The Showcase was the first uncensored collection of American documentary films ever to reach general audiences across the USSR.

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Creators:
Brown, David M.
Dates:
1970-2005
bulk 1980-2002
Size:
11.76 Cubic Feet (33 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0013
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The David M. Brown Papers consist of almost twelve cubic feet of archival material documenting his career as a U.S. Navy flight surgeon, naval aviator, and NASA astronaut. It includes Brown's diaries, manuals, checklists, certificates, workbooks, notebooks, and related training materials.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1920-1979
Size:
41.04 Cubic Feet (114 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0125
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Science Service was founded in 1921 by newspaper publisher Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) and the zoologist William Emerson Ritter (1856-1944) as a news service for the purpose of disseminating information on scientific progress to the public, and to "present facts in readable and interesting form." The Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics files in the National Air and Space Archives consists of papers, news releases, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and technical papers pertaining mainly to astronomy and astronautics and dating from the late 1920s through the early 1970s.

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Creators:
Laskowitz, Isidor B.
Dates:
bulk 1932-1982
Size:
0.68 Cubic Feet ((2 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1118
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection contains numerous drawings by Isidor B. Laskowitz; patents obtained by Laskowitz; photographs relating to Laskowitz's design and testing work; and many articles and publications by Laskowitz. There is also correspondence relating to a lawsuit between Laskowitz and the United States. Also in this collection are three maps. One is a r...

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Creators:
Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.
Dates:
bulk 1933
Size:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1006
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

In 1933, Wiley Post became the first man to fly solo around the world, making the trip in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. Lieutenant J. F. Gillon "voluntarily assisted many of the prominent fliers in plotting their courses." After his successful flight, Post returned the map section to Gillon the as a memento.

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Creators:
Culver, H. Paul, 1893-1964
Dates:
1918
Size:
0.4 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0401
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by H. Paul Culver containing news clippings, articles, photographs, an invoice book, an annotated route map, and other documentation relating to the initiation of airmail service.