Query: Artificial satellites
Stratospheric Ballooning (Skyhook) Collection
Creators:
United States. Office of Naval Research
Dates:
[ca. 1940s-1960s]
Size:
2.18 Cubic feet ((2 records center boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0050
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, reports, clippings and press kits, mostly centering on the following ballooning topics: Project Skyhook, Project Helios, Stratoscope I and II and Stratolab. There is also material on general ballooning events, the Vanguard satellite and the VTOL.

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Corona Program Exhibit Posters Collection
Creators:
United States. Central Intelligence Agency
United States. Air Force
Dates:
bulk 1995
bulk 1961-1970
Size:
0.13 Cubic feet (2 folders, 15 photographs, 20 x 24 inches)
Collection ID:
NASM.2013.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The United States' first photographic reconnaissance satellites were designed, launched, and operated as the Corona program by the Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Science and Technology, and by the US Air Force. Operating between 1959 and 1972, Corona KH (Keyhole) series satellites provided worldwide photographic coverage, surveying ballistic missile development and nuclear sites of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. This collection consists of fifteen 20 x 24 inch photographic prints used in a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) conference or press event in 1995, the year that the Corona program was declassified, 35 years after the first successful mission.

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Naval Research Laboratory and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Vehicles and Satellites Photography and Film
Creators:
Air Force Missile Test Center (U.S.)
Dates:
bulk 1960s
Size:
0.7 Cubic feet ((1 containers))
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0044
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This .7 cubic foot collection of photography and film was gathered by Wilfred Deac during his stint as an information service officer with the Naval Research Laboratory and then with the Air Force at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), specifically with the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex (CCMTA). The …

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Space Surveillance Fence Program Collection
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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Jacques Tiziou Space Collection
Dates:
bulk 1960s through 2010
Size:
146 Cubic feet (204 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0078
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Jacques Tiziou (1939-2017) was a professional journalist and photographer, concentrating on aerospace topics. This collection includes materials from Tiziou's archive of historical documents, photography, and ephemera from the space program (both national and international) as well as his own photography and writings.

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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Creators:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008
Dates:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Size:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NASM.2015.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.

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Florence P. Haseltine High School Yearbook
Dates:
1960
Size:
0.03 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2021.0010
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This item is Florence Haseltine's Burroughs High School yearbook, El Burro, 1960.

This collection is in English.

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Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle Advanced Electrical Schematic Drawings
Creators:
Redstone Arsenal
Dates:
1960
Size:
0.07 Cubic feet (4 map folders)
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Redstone engine is one of the most significant developments in US rocket technology. This collection consists of 36 pages of 17 x 11 inch schematic drawings of the Redstone launch vehicle's advanced electrical systems.

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International Ultraviolet Explorer Videohistory Collection
Dates:
1990
Size:
4 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9543
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …

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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Creators:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.
Dates:
1950-1992
Size:
109 Cubic feet (305 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of 109 cubic feet of material, primarily photographs with some additional documentation, covering aerospace topics. The bulk of the material relates to US space exploration, including extensive photo files on US manned missions through the Space Shuttle, and satellite and sounding rocket work. The first series consists of unmanned spacecraft material, the second series consists of manned spacecraft material, and the third series consists of aircraft material.

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