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Creators:
Redding, Fred
Dates:
circa 1960-circa 2000
Size:
18 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0032
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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.

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Creators:
United States. Army Ballistic Missile Agency
Dates:
1958-1962
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (One slim letter box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2020.0031
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following four reports relating to Project Horizon, 1958 - 1962.

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Creators:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
United States. National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Geodesy & Geophysics
Dates:
1999
Size:
0.79 Cubic feet (Two letter boxes.)
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0051
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of drawings, inspection report sheets, and a manual relating to the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.

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Dates:
1959-2002
Size:
15.11 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0048
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Navy Space Surveillance System (NavSpaSur) was developed between 1958 and 1964 by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the detection and tracking of foreign satellites. Operated by the United States Navy from 1961-2004 and thereafter by the US Air Force until its decommissioning in 2013, the system (known as the Space Fence) had three transmitting sites and six receiving stations across the southern United States. Its radar signals detected active satellites and larger pieces of space debris passing through them at altitudes up to 15,000 miles and helped determine their orbital elements. An improved space surveillance radar on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific entered service in 2020.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Space History
Dates:
1983-1993
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-020
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, meeting agenda and notes, exhibition proposals and research, and program development records which were created by military historian Gregg Herken, Chairman of the Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum.

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Astronautics
Dates:
1965-1984, with materials dating from circa 1953
Size:
32 cu. ft. (64 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 398
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and com...

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Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Dates:
1988-2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-156
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the research, professional, and programmatic activities of Gregg F. Herken, Senior Historian and Curator, 1988-2003, and Chair, 1988-1996. Herken specialized in military history, especially atomic weapons and the Cold War. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, research files, lecture s...

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1942-1990
bulk 1942-1948
Size:
2.93 Cubic feet (7 legal document boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0056
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection is comprised primarily of photographs showing the manufacture and test launching of V-2 missiles, both in Germany and in the United States (White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico) during and after World War II. There are also images of the facilities at Peenemunde and American confiscation of the technology. American projects documen...

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Creators:
Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950
Dates:
1932-1946
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet ((4 folders))
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0379
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 'Report on the Status of Aircraft Museums, 1932,' and correspondence (mostly copies) sent to General Henry 'Hap' Arnold discussing the establishment of a National Air Museum (1945-1946).

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0054
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.

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