Query: Comets
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Dates:
1961-1966
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 168
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of …

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Hasselblad Space Shuttle Reels
Creators:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hasselblad USA
Dates:
1984-1993
Size:
7.46 Cubic feet (11 flat boxes with 4 reels in each.)
Collection ID:
NASM.2022.0002
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Modified Hasselblad cameras have been used during space flight as early as the 1960s. During NASA's Space Transportation System (STS), crewmembers had 70mm handheld Hasselblad cameras to use in addition to the cameras mounted within the shuttle. Images within this collection mostly include Earth observations and flight deck activities from twenty-two space shuttle missions during the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Grant Proposals
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1991-1999
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-171
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory projects and activities. Materials include proposals, correspondence, progress reports, cost estimates, notes, final project reports, research announcements, and memoranda.

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Willy Ley Papers
Creators:
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969
Dates:
1859-1969
bulk 1930-1969
Size:
48.29 Cubic feet (107 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0098
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Willey Ley's personal files, including his business correspondence, book contracts, and galley proofs, as well as publicity concerning Dr. Ley and his activities, and inquiries and comments from Ley's readership during his tenure as columnist for Galaxy Magazine (1952-1969). The material also includes articles gathered by Ley on topics ranging from astronomy and space travel to biology and natural parks to mythology, psychic phenomena, and UFOs.

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Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (36 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Army, and …

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David Collier Sharpstone films
Creators:
Sharpstone, David Collier
Smith, Lance Bales
Dates:
circa 1946-1955
Size:
16 Film reels (silent, black-and-white and color, acetate film; 7,870 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2000.06
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

David Collier Sharpstone worked in the mining industry. He and his family lived in Uganda and Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) during the 1940s and 1950s. This collection contains their film footage and Lance Smith's "Journey to Africa".

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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Dates:
Ongoing
Size:
270 Cubic feet (Ongoing)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1183.O
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Technical Reference Files comprise an artificial collection that currently contains 1,900 cubic feet of aviation and space related materials, organized in 22 subject series. File materials include photographs, press releases, clippings, correspondence, reports, and brochures, on individuals, organizations, events, and objects.

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Grant Award Files
Dates:
2003-2012
Size:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-360
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the awarding of funding by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). These records relate to the Chandra X-Ray Center and were maintained by the Subawards/Grant Awards Section. Materials include correspondence, proposals, amendments, reports, reviews, revisions, agreements, checklists, financial information, and related materials. Interagency Funds …

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Sally K. Ride Papers
Creators:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012
Dates:
1970-2012
Size:
24 Cubic feet (63 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Sally K. Ride Papers consists of over 23 cubic feet of papers, photographs, certificates, and film, created or collected by Sally Ride and chronicling her career from the 1970s through the 2010s. The papers document Ride's lifetime of achievements and include material relating to her astronaut training and duties; her contributions to space policy; her work as a physicist; and her work as an educator, including Sally Ride Science and related STEM projects.

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Grant Proposals
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Grants Department
Dates:
2000-2005
Size:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-008
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal and grant files. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide services, equipment, and instruments for SAO.

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