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Guide to the Denault Space Program Memorabilia1969-1977

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: David Guy Denault
Dates: 1969-1977
Quantity: 19 l.f.
Abstract:Official National Aeronautics and Space Agency publications and photographs, and other memorabilia of the U.S. space program collected by National Public Radio reporter David Denault.
Identification: MG111
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material in this collection has been divided according to program. The miscellaneous information, including NASA News, general NASA publications, and other publications relating to the space program in general are in Series I, as are two folders entitled "Earth Resources Technology Satellite", and "Benefits from Space". The phonograph records are also included in this series, but the tape recordings have been separated according to project.The second series contains the Apollo program material which has been arranged by flight number. The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project is also included in this series.Series four is divided into three sub-series: 1) Skylab, 2) Space Shuttle, and 3) Planetary exploration.

Scope and Content

The material in this collection is contained in 33 file boxes which occupy approximately 19 linear feet of shelf space. It was donated to the University of Idaho Library by David Denault, a former reporter for National Public Radio, who covered the launches of Apollo 7 to 17, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Skylab, and several of the planetary exploration missions including Mariner 9 (Mars), Pioneer 10 (Jupiter), Viking 1 & 2 (Mars), and Voyager (Jupiter and Saturn).

The material includes news releases, NASA press kits and flight plans, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, color transparencies, several short films, phonograph records, tape recordings, and transcripts of news conferences, press briefings, and mission control conversations with the astronauts. Also included are informational materials, including photographs, given to reporters by the companies which developed equipment used in connection with the various projects.

The contents of this archival group are related in more detail in the following Description of Series.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Government and Politics
Idaho
Photographs

Denault, David

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Space flight -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Additional photographs of the Apollo Mission and the Space Shuttle. Approximately 0.5 c.f. Added 8/30/99


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. General Information
This series contains the material relating to the space program in general as well as all numbered issues of NASA News. Two special topics, "Benefits from Space" and "Earth Resources Technology Satellite" are also included.
Listed below are the folder headings and the material included within the folders.
NASA News
folder
69-83Apollo 11 time line, crew profile June 2, 1969
folder
69-83AApollo flight plan changes June 13, 1969
folder
69-83BBackground Information: National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Apollo program
folder
69-83CApollo 11 television June 2, 1969
folder
69-83DApollo 11 goodwill messages June 27, 1969
folder
69-83EApollo 11 flags July 3, 1969
folder
69-83FApollo 11 goodwill messages July 13, 1969
folder
69-83GLunar globe available July 14, 1969
folder
69-83HU.S., foreign flags on Apollo 11
folder
69-83JApollo pictures available July 23, 1969
folder
69-83ISpace TV advances July 15, 1969
folder
69-102Mariners aiming for Mars
folder
69-105AAP orbital workshop July 22, 1969
folder
69-106ERRDF at Houston July 27, 1969
folder
69-115Apollo 13, 14 crews August 6, 1969
folder
69-130Moon surface samples distributed Sept. 12, 1969
folder
69-148AApollo 12 quarantine procedures Oct. 31, 1969
folder
69-148BApollo 12 aiming point change
folder
69-148CGround observation of Apollo 12
folder
69-148DIMP teams with Apollo 12 Nov. 13, 1969
folder
69-162Fra Mauro Apollo 13 site Dec. 10, 1969
folder
70-67Apollo 14 landing site selected May 7, 1970
folder
70-86Astronaut pre-launch isolation asked May 30, 1970
folder
70-93Skylab simulator contract June 5, 1970
folder
70-109Apollo 14 rescheduled to January 1971 June 30, 1970
folder
70-125First moon landing anniversary July 17, 1970
folder
70-150Apollo 14 small lunar explosions Sept. 20, 1970
folder
70-151Skylab space food technology Oct. 1, 1970
folder
70-156Low congratulates Soviet Union Sept. 24, 1970
folder
70-159Apollo crew health program Sept. 30, 1970
folder
70-166Apollo 14 preliminary time line Oct. 7, 1970
folder
70-173US-Soviet meeting Oct. 12, 1970
folder
70-183Research and technology office reorganized Oct. 27, 1970
folder
70-192Modular space station studies Nov. 12, 1970
folder
70-202Lunar water process Nov. 20, 1970
folder
70-207Apollo 14 Saturn modified Dec. 4, 1970
folder
70-210US-Soviet agreement Dec. 9, 1970
folder
70-215Earth Resources survey workshop Dec. 23, 1970
folder
70-221Apollo recovery procedure revised Dec. 31, 1970
folder
70-223US-USSR space research discussions
folder
71-3Apollo 14 launch Jan. 31, 1971
folder
71-9US-USSR space meeting Jan. 21, 1971
folder
71-16US-USSR editorial board Feb. 1, 1971
folder
71-31Apollo 16 crew selected March 3, 1971
folder
71-43Primitive life on Mars? March 23, 1971
folder
71-57US-Soviet agreement March 31, 1971
folder
71-73Apollo 15 time line April 23, 1971
folder
71-81Mariner Venus Mercury '73 April 29, 1971
folder
71-90Mariner status May 20, 1971
folder
71-106Apollo 16 site selection June 17, 1971
folder
71-112Corn blight watch experiment June 18, 1971
folder
71-114Record number of requests for NASA data June 23, 1971
folder
71-119Apollo 15 launch July 26 July 15, 1971
folder
71-121Space shuttle studies extended
folder
71-122Space technology drives wheelchair July 7, 1971
folder
71-134Change in Apollo 15 suit procedure
folder
71-140Life scientist research program
folder
71-143Viking contractor
folder
71-145Scientists to have new look at Mars
folder
71-150Breathing oxygen reclaimed from water vapor August 19, 1971
folder
71-175Mariner 9 status report and science review Sept. 16, 1971
folder
71-187Shipment of Skylab trainers
folder
71-196Mariner - 37 days from Mars Oct. 7, 1971
folder
71-202NASA to survey earth's resources Oct. 20, 1971
folder
71-204US/USSR space meeting ends
folder
71-205Skylab astronauts training Oct. 20, 1971
folder
71-209Space shuttle experts to visit European industries
folder
71-210US/USSR space agreement
folder
71-211Apollo 16 preliminary timeline
folder
71-214Mariner 9 on precise course to Mars Oct. 21, 1971
folder
71-221NASA computer program aids automotive industry Nov. 4, 1971
folder
71-225Mars mapping Nov. 4, 1971
folder
71-226NASA seeks suggestions for using space technology Nov. 16, 1971
folder
71-230Apollo 16 to carry West German experiment
folder
71-231Gilruth group to visit Moscow Nov. 19, 1971
folder
71-240NASA message to Moscow Dec. 3, 1971
folder
71-241NASA-European meeting Dec. 6, 1971
folder
71-244NASA-Soviet Academy of Sciences communique Dec. 7, 1971
folder
71-247Apollo 16 cosmic ray detector Dec. 19, 1971
folder
_____National Aeronautics and Space Administration Schedule for 1972 1972
folder
71-25US Mars message to USSR Dec. 29, 1971
folder
72-4Space shuttle information Jan. 6, 1972
folder
72-5Apollo 16 rescheduled Jan. 7, 1972
folder
72-6Earth resources review at MSC Jan. 11, 1972
folder
72-8Revised Apollo 16 preliminary timeline
folder
72-12Skylab flight crews named Jan. 19, 1972
folder
72-13Sjoberg appointment Jan. 18, 1972
folder
72-14Airborne expedition to study clouds Jan. 19, 1972
folder
72-15Space-developed smog detector Jan. 27, 1972
folder
_____Saturn V anniversary Jan. 25, 1972
folder
72-16Intelsat on station over Pacific Jan. 25, 1972
folder
72-18Fra Mauro samples provided to Soviet Academy Jan. 26, 1972
folder
72-20Clear air turbulence research Feb. 2, 1972
folder
72-21Vision tester Feb. 1, 1972
folder
72-24NASA technology checks tire safety Feb. 8, 1972
folder
72-25Pioneer F Mission to Jupiter Feb. 20, 1972
folder
72-26Subsatellite data problem Feb. 10, 1972
folder
72-30Archaeological techniques applied to lunar program Feb. 16, 1972
folder
72-32Pioneer F Plaque
folder
72-33Apollo 17 site selection Feb. 16, 1972
folder
72-37Scientists chosen to help plan Venus missions
folder
72-39Ground observers to aid Skylab solar studies Feb. 25, 1972
folder
72-40NASA computer program aids American designers Feb. 27, 1972
folder
72-42NASA proposes Jupiter-Saturn Mission Feb. 24, 1972
folder
72-47Space techniques help surgeons March 8, 1972
folder
72-48Mariner 9 success March 8, 1972
folder
72-50Pioneer 10 on Jupiter trajectory March 8, 1972
folder
72-51Test hospital room to aid paralyzed patients March 10, 1972
folder
72-57NASA exhibit features space research benefits March 20, 1972
folder
72-58Remote measurements of pollution March 14, 1972
folder
72-61Space shuttle decisions March 15, 1972
folder
72-64Apollo 16 launch April 16 April 6, 1972
folder
72-67Mariner 9 resumes observations of Mars March 24, 1972
folder
72-68Pioneer 10 completes midcourse maneuver March 24, 1972
folder
72-69USSR/NASA meeting in Houston March 24, 1972
folder
72-74ATS aids in Alaskan emergencies April 5, 1972
folder
72-77NASA reps to Moscow for Lunar sample April 7, 1972
folder
72-88US/USSR reports on docking April 24, 1972
folder
72-90Water on Mare might not support life May 2, 1972
folder
72-98Large space telescope planned for 1980's 1972
folder
72-105Relativity theory test May 23, 1972
folder
72-108Nuclear system for converting wastes to water
folder
72-111Pioneer 10 crosses orbit of Mars May 29, 1972
folder
72-113Von Braun to retire from NASA May 26, 1972
folder
72-115NASA believes subsatellite crashed into moon May 30, 1972
folder
72-117Major Skylab test completed May 31, 1972
folder
72-118Viking parachute test scheduled June 8, 1972
folder
72-120Scientists report evidence of lunar crust, mantle, and core
folder
72-123Mariner 9 to resume photographing Mars
folder
72-128NASA technology benefits respiratory medicine
folder
_____10 years of trans-ocean TV July 4, 1972
folder
72-134Apollo-Soyuz test project meeting
folder
72-143Mariner 9 completes mapping entire Mars surface
folder
72-146Student experiments selected for Skylab
folder
72-149Apollo 17 crew named
folder
72-153Shuttle contractor selection
folder
72-154NASA technology as an aid to cities
folder
72-157US-USSR space biology report
folder
72-163Bathroom commode design for space shuttle passengers Aug. 16, 1972
folder
72-169Apollo 17 preliminary timeline Aug. 22, 1972
folder
72-173Laser communication experiment
folder
72-174Petrone to head ASTP
folder
72-175Life scientists research program for 1972 1972
folder
72-187NASA and scientists agree on planetary exploration
folder
72-196Device permits 10 new experiments on Skylab
folder
72-198Moscow meeting on joint space mission Oct. 5, 1972
folder
72-208Apollo 17 night photos Oct. 25, 1972
folder
72-210Remote health care test site to be selected
folder
72-211Apollo/Soyuz meeting Nov. 3, 1972
folder
72-213Life in outer space is symposium topic Nov. 9, 1972
folder
72-220Apollo 17 launch Dec. , 1972
folder
72-222NASA and EPA doing pollution research
folder
72-225Apollo 17 lunar samples to be displayed throughout world Nov. 20, 1972
folder
72-227Air sampling instruments to be flight tested
folder
72-241Ten years of planetary exploration
folder
______Highlights of 1972 activities
folder
73-13Canadian scientists identify water molecules in Kohoutek's tail Jan. 18, 1973
folder
73-14Explorer I launched 15 years ago Jan. 31, 1973
folder
73-15US crew for Apollo-Soyuz mission
folder
73-16First Apollo 17 rock samples allocated to investigators Jan. 31, 1973
folder
73-20US/USSR planetary exploration working group Feb. 5, 1973
folder
73-27Pioneer 10 safely through asteroid belt
folder
73-35Studies for highly maneuverable aircraft March 1, 1973
folder
73-36Space technology used in new life raft
folder
73-37Saturn rings appear to be rocks March 5, 1973
folder
73-38US, Soviets to exchange new data on Mars and Venus March 5, 1973
folder
73-41Pioneer G readied for launch to Jupiter April 1, 1973
folder
73-50NASA adopts new approach to lunar studies
folder
73-52New device provides self-help for paralysis victims, amputees March 22, 1973
folder
73-65First radar 'pictures' of lunar surface
folder
73-67Skylab launch date set April 4, 1973
folder
73-71Analyzer has spin-off potential April 12, 1973
folder
73-78Skylab 1 and 2 preliminary timeline April 18, 1973
folder
73-80Skylab aims at being useful
folder
73-84Skylab crew isolation begins April 24, 1973
folder
73-86The Steeker-Puget theory of galaxy formation
folder
73-89Skylab crews briefed on photographs of major earth events May 3, 1973
folder
73-90Skylab to be visible May 2, 1973
folder
73-134Space act signed 15 years ago July 29, 1973
folder
73-135NASA board reports on Skylab meteoroid shield failure July 19, 1973
folder
73-142Skylab spider web experiment
folder
73-178NASA announces experiments for ASTP mission
folder
73-190NASA 15th anniversary statements
folder
73-191Europe to build spacelab for US reusable space shuttle
folder
73-238NASA biologists discover rare earth organism
folder
73-250ASTP crew to visit Soviet Union Nov. 15, 1973
folder
73-252Special Skylab camera to photograph comet Kohoutek
folder
73-257Skylab 4 astronauts to observe barium cloud
folder
73-265Camera settings, sighting information for photographing Kohoutek
folder
73-268NASA scientists study acid clouds of Venus
folder
74-10Space technology helps prevent oil spills
folder
74-16NASA scientists uncover earth-like molecules from Space Jan. 24, 1974
folder
74-41Life possibilities featured in new Mars film
folder
74-49ASTP mission emblem selected March 4, 1974
folder
74-72Processing vaccines in space
folder
74-73Fire escape device developed by NASA
folder
74-100Use of satellite in flood monitoring
folder
74-117NASA research may lead to safer auto brakes, plane tires
folder
74-126Satellite to relay TV from Apollo Soyuz
folder
74-131NASA sensors aid in cerebral palsy research
folder
74-160747 selected for space shuttle orbiter ferry flights
folder
74-161Down to earth space benefits result from moon missions
folder
74-193New ERTS investigations selected July 12, 1974
folder
74-208ERTS satellite used in management of water resources
folder
74-209Venus holds clues to earth's weather
folder
74-228Astronaut Gibson announces resignation Aug. 21, 1974
folder
74-238Pioneer findings paint new picture of Jupiter
folder
74-246Apollo Soyuz crews to observe, photograph earth features Sept. 9, 1974
folder
74-247Apollo Soyuz crews to produce own "solar eclipse"
folder
74-252Soyuz crews in US--NASA engineers to visit Moscow
folder
74-263Satellite helps protect Florida Everglades
folder
74-279Initial space shuttle flights to land in California Oct. 18, 1974
folder
74-281Correspondents should make Apollo/Soyuz reservations
folder
74-315Scientists uncover clue to Io's glitter
folder
74-331Scherer named KSC director
folder
75-1NASA to study ocean features from spacecraft
folder
75-56NASA future programs
folder
75-57All eight Saturn IB fins to be replaced
folder
75-62Crystals to be grown in space during ASTP mission
folder
75-79Requirements may ease for shuttle non-pilot crew members March 24, 1975
folder
75-89ASTP experiment to probe ultraviolet radiation sources
folder
75-90Multipurpose furnace to be used for ASTP experiments
folder
75-99Final ASTP crew training in USSR April 11, 1975
folder
75-108ASTP to study earth mass density concentrations
folder
75-110Three Apollo Soyuz science demonstrations planned
folder
75-111ASTP experiment planned on ultraviolet absorption
folder
75-117Language to pose no barrier in Apollo-Soyuz flight
folder
75-119Baltimore student is Viking contest winner
folder
75-120Voice controlled wheelchair exhibited April 30, 1975
folder
75-167Apollo Soyuz experiment seeks improved optical fibers June 9, 1975
folder
75-171Is moon an ancient piece of earth?
folder
75-269Carbon monoxide found on Jupiter for first time
folder
77-84NASA features woman commentator for shuttle flights April 25, 1977
NASA Publications
Annual Budget Briefing. Transcript of the NASA budget briefing January 28, 1971
Biographical Data. Astronaut biographies, August 1971. John F. Kennedy Space Center. 1967. 3 p.
JPL Profile. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. July 1977. 16 p. Mimeographed sheets: "NASA manned space flights" and "Apollo program flight summary."
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. US Government Printing Office 1971. 12 p
NASA Space Sheet (NASA 10th anniversary issue) October 1, 1968
New Horizons. 40 p. 1975
News Release: "First Redstone launched 20 years ago" August 17, 1973
Roundup. NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas March 2, 1973
Spaceport News. November 1, 1974 (The Debus Years) July 9, 1976
Speech: Typescript of speech given by an unidentified NASA official
Other Publications
3rd Century America: Bicentennial exposition on science and technology. A newsletter issued by the Kennedy Space Center Bicentennial News Center. 19 scattered issues June 4-July 19, 1976
Air Force Eastern Test Range. Prepared by the Office of Information, Headquarters, Air Force Eastern Test Range, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. 36 p. 1968
Bendix Corporation. "Electronic lunar lifeline." (large poster)
Boeing Company. You and Space. 15 p. March 1972
DOD Support of Manned Space Flight Programs. US Department of Defense. 74 p. 1968
"First steps into space." Paper delivered at the AIAA 7th annual meeting by Col. John A. MacReady and Sally MacReady Liston October 1970
RCA. Man and Space. 37 p. 1972
RCA. Man and S-Dace. 45 p. 1973
Reinert, Jeanne: "5 unexpected new discoveries about the moon." Science Digest, pp. 9-14 November 1970
Space Task Group Report. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1969
TRW Space Log. (Special 15 years in space: 1957-1972) Spring-Summer 1968; Winter 1968-1969; 1973
Clippings
4 newspaper articles on the space program
Denault, Dave. "About Space." 18 articles published in the Deerfield Beach Observer 1969 to 1972
Denault, Dave. "Wildlife and rocketry co-exist." Deerfield Beach Observer July 3, 1969
Photographs
2 photographs of the Bendix Slide Wire Egress System for emergency escape from the Apollo spacecraft prior to launch.
3 multiple view photographs of various aspects of the space program printed for the 15th anniversary of NASA.
1 photograph of the Titan Centaur lift off, February 11, 1974.
1 view of the giant transporter used for transporting rockets.
1 sketch map of the Cape Kennedy area.
1 map of the moon showing the Apollo landing sites.
Audio Visual Material
Spaceport 1968 1968 Film. 16mm.
Tape recordings
1 Alan Shepard Press Conference May 9, 1969
2 Flight of Freedom 7; Highlights of the flights of Shepard and Grissom
3 Pre-launch, launch, and post-launch, flight of John Glen Feb. 20, 1962
4 NASA Program 600. R. Larson-Experiments
606 C. Craft-Long range implications
120 C. Craft-Comments & Shuttle
Records (all 33-1/3 r.p.m.)
"The Space Story." (4 weekly programs, 4 min. 30 sec. each, on each record)
631 "Viking science team" with Dr. Noel Hinners
632 "Viking-Mars landing sites" with Harold Masursky
633 "Viking entry science" with Dr. Michael McElroy
634 "Viking-Mars surface pictures" with Dr. Thomas Mutch
635 "Apollo-Soyuz: post flight report" with Astronaut Tom Stafford
636 "Apollo-Soyuz: post flight report" with Astronaut Deke Slayton
637 "Apollo-Soyuz: post flight report" with Astronaut Vance Brand
638 "Apollo-Soyuz: post flight report" with Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov
639 "Apollo-Soyuz: post flight report" with Cosmonaut Valeri Kubasov
640 "1975 air and space review" with Dr. James C. Fletcher
641 "Flat cable conductors" with James Hankins
642 "Aircraft fuel reduction" with James Kramer
647 "Viking seismic experiment" with Dr. Gary Latham
648 "Viking biology search" with Dr. Gilbert Levin
649 "Langely 'Tech' house" with John Samos
650 "Martian life search: Viking" with Dr. Norman Horowitz
651 "Truck aerodynamic research" with Lou Steers
652 "Viking water vapor mapping" with Dr. C.B. Farmer
653 "Women testing for spacelab" with Carolyn Griner
654 "Viking radio science" with Robert Tolson
655 "Shuttle approach and landing tests" with Astronaut Deke Slayton
656 "Viking-Mars organic analysis" with John Oro
657 "Meal systems for the elderly" with Gary Primeaux
678 "Space age fire watch" with Dr. Henry Lunn
679 "The Space Shuttle" with William Green
680 "Project Fires" with Aubrey Smith
681 "Space manufacturing" with Prof. Gerard O'Neill
698 "(NSTL) The National Space Technology Laboratories" with Roy Estess
699 "Our atmosphere" with Dr. Siegfried Bauer
700 "Satellite medical link" with Bobby Hegwood
701 "Base-line medical data for women astronauts" with Dr. Sam Pool
702 "Solar physics" with Dr. John Brandt
703 "Equal opportunity program" with Dr. Harriet Jenkins
704 "Space shuttle crew training" with George Abbey
705 "HEAO and the mysteries of space" with Richard Wildon of TRW
714 "GOES-B/NOAA" with Larry Heacook
715 "The Tech House" with John Samos
716 "HEAO-A3" with Dr. Herbert Gursky
717 "JPL" with Dr. Bruce Murray
NASA Special Reports (1 program, 14 min. 30 sec., on each record)
127 "Apollo Soyuz crew report" featuring post-flight comments by Astronauts Stafford, Brand, Slayton; Cosmonauts Leonov, Kubasov
128 "1975 air and space review" featuring Dr. James C. Fletcher
130 "Images from Viking: a picture preview of Mars" featuring Harold Masursky and Dr. Thomas Mutch
131 "A biologists viewpoint: the search for life on Mars by Viking" featuring Dr. Lynn Margulis
132 "Viking ... Mars ... and planetary atmospheres" with Dr. Michael McElroy
133 "Viking biology: the search for life elsewhere" with Dr. Harold P. Klein
137 "The space telescope" with Dr. George B. Field
138 "Space colonization" with Gerard O'Neill & Dr. Richard Johnson
139 "(SETI) the search for extraterrestrial intelligence" with Dr. John Billingham
143 "Lunar samples and what they tell us" with Dr. Michael Duke
144 "HEAO - high Energy Astronomy Observatory" with Richard E. Halpern
147 "JPL, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory" with Dr. Bruce Murray
Earth Resources Technology Satellite
Article: Jaffe, Leonard and Robert A. Summers. "The earth resources survey program jells." Astronautics and Aeronautics April 1971 pp. 24-40.
Pamphlets: "Zero Population Growth" and "Does the population bomb threaten his future"
Benefits from Space
AIAA Student Journal Feb. 1972
"Space Technology to Benefit Man."
General Electric Corporation. 4 publications
International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. 3 publications
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama. 1 publication
NASA special news releases 2 items
North American Rockwell, Space Division. 2 publications
Photographs
1 Elderly woman with rechargeable heart pacemaker
2 4 year old child with rechargeable heart pacemaker
3 New rechargeable heart pacemaker
4 Space suit for immune deficiency patients
5 Emergency fire escape device
Series II. Apollo Lunar Landing Program
As its name indicates, the object of this program was to land astronauts on the moon. This series begins with the first manned flight, Apollo 7, and contains information on all subsequent flights. The later Apollo-Soyaz flight is also included in this series.
Information on the flights includes flight plans, special news releases, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, information supplied by contractors on equipment used in the spacecraft or as part of the equipment used by the astronauts, photographs supplied by NASA and also by the contractors, and reel to reel tape recordings, some official NASA tapes, others recorded by Dave Denault.
Listed below is a brief description of the material relating to each flight. The card file contains more detailed information of the printed material as well as a complete description of all photographs and a list of official NASA tapes.
Apollo 7 October 11-22, 1968
The crew of the first manned Apollo flight consisted of Walter H. Schirra, Don Eisele, and Walter Cunningham. Its chief purpose was to test the Apollo spacecraft and support elements.
General Information
The material in this category includes a 50 page booklet entitled "Department of Defense Support," a poster from North American Rockwell showing various phases of the flight and also an Apollo mileage and speed converter, a press information kit put out by the Atlantic Manned Spacecraft Recovery Force, information on launch complex 34, and several publications from the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service. Among the NASA publications are the 80 page Apollo 7 Press Kit, mission commentary from T -2 hours to T -5 minutes, and the post launch press conference.
Supplier Information
The following contractors are represented: AT&T, Avco Space Systems Division (Apollo heat shield), ILC Industries (space suits), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Owens-Corning-Fiberglass, RCA, Sikorsky Aircraft, and Sperry Rand.
Photographs
The only NASA photograph is a color print of the crew of Apollo 7. Contractors who supplied photographs of equipment include Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, Avco Space Systems Division, Dow Chemical Company, MIT, RCA, Sikorsky Aircraft, and Sperry Rand Corporation.
Tape Recordings
There are three 7" reels, Department of Defense support for Apollo 7, Von Braun's press conference of October 10, 1968, and the pre-launch news conference, also October 10, 1968.
Apollo 8 December 21-27, 1968
The crew for this flight was comprised of Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr., and William Anders. This was the first manned voyage around the moon.
General Information
This folder contains the flight plan, the NASA press kit and a transcript of Frank Borman's press conference, July 12, 1969, in which he discusses his trip to Russia.
Supplier Information
The only item in this folder is an article from North American Rockwell Corporation entitled "Tests confirm astronauts verdict that Apollo 8 was 'Magnificent Bird.'"
Photographs
There are only two photographs, a picture of the crew and a view of earth taken while the spacecraft was in lunar orbit.
Tape Recordings
The only tape relating to this mission is NASA Special. Report #50, "Apollo 8 Mission."
Apollo 9 March 3-13, 1969
Crew members for this flight were James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweikart. One of the highlights of this mission was the first docking of the Command Module, Gumdrop, with the Lunar Module, Spider.
General Information
This folder includes the booklet "DOD Support - Apollo 9", the Manned Spacecraft Recovery Force, Atlantic, Press Kit for Apollo 9, NASA status reports, the list of distinguished guests viewing the launch, the NASA press kit, and transcripts of several news conferences. There are also many "Change of Shift" briefings.
Supplier Information
There are informational handouts from General Precisions Systems, inc., Grumman (Grumman/NASA Lunar Module), Hamilton Standard, Marquart Corp., North American Rockwell, Space Associates, TRW, and Westinghouse.
Photographs
There is one photograph of the crew of Apollo 9. Other photographs are those supplied by the various contractors, including General Precision, Hamilton Standard, Marquart Corp., North American Rockwell, TRW and Westinghouse.
Tape Recordings
The tapes include 2 NASA tapes on the astronauts and the mission, the center director's briefing, a pre-launch and post-launch conference, and one made during parts of the flight.
Apollo 10 May 18-26, 1969
Thomas P. Stafford, Eugene A. Cernan, and John W. Young were the crew members on this mission. The major achievement was the lunar module's descent to within nine miles of the moon.
General Information
Included are the NASA press kit and final flight plan, a list of all news media members registered, and two post recovery press conferences.
Supplier Information
Included are Bendix Corporation publications "World's largest gas station" and "Space flight network", and publications by Boeing and Honeywell.
Photographs
There is the NASA photograph of the crew and photographs of equipment supplied by the Bendix Corporation, General Precision Systems, and Sperry Rand.
Tape Recordings
There are several NASA tapes dealing with the flight of Apollo 10, tapes recorded during the flight, and a recording of the post flight conference.
Apollo 11 July 16-24, 1969
The crew members for this historic mission, the first landing of men on the lunar surface, were Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., and Michael Collins. Aldrin and Armstrong collected 48.5 pounds of lunar samples.
General Information
There are several NASA special releases dealing with this mission as well as other government publications including a 46 page booklet entitled, "'In this decade' ... Mission to the moon", biographical data on the crew members, the mission report, press kit, and flight plan.
Briefings
Included are transcripts of the center director's briefing and crew briefing (July 14, 1969), the post launch briefing and press conference, and several change of shift briefings.
Mission Commentary
There are transcripts of the conversations between Mission Control, Houston, and the astronauts throughout the entire voyage.
Supplier Information
There is a great deal of information on flight instruments, the crawler transporter, and scientific experiments supplied by the Bendix Corporation. Other contractors for the mission include Boeing, Collins Radio Company, Dow Chemical Company, General Electric, General Precision Systems, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation, RCA, Ryan Aeronautical Company, TRW, and Western Union International.
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
The Miami Herald published several special sections on July 13, 17, and 25, which dealt with the flight of Apollo 11. National magazines such as Look, Newsweek, and US News also had special articles.
Photographs
Photographs include those of the crew, demonstrations of equipment, the lift-off, 5 photographs taken on the moon, and 7 of lunar material returned. Contractor photographs include those from Bendix, Collins Radio, Dow, General Electric, Grumman, McDonnell Douglas, RCA, Ryan, and Western Union International.
Tape Recordings
Included are five tapes in the NASA Special Report series, seven in the Space Story series, and tapes of the post-launch press conference, the postrecovery briefing, the Apollo 11 astronauts before a joint session of Congress and two tapes of the Apollo 11 five year dedication.
Fifth Anniversary Celebration July 16, 1974
The material relating to this anniversary includes four NASA news releases, a press kit, the official program at the Kennedy Space Center, two issues of Spaceport News, and two photographs, one taken at launch complex 39, the other at the special service in Washington Cathedral, July 21, 1974.
Lunar Science Conference, Houston, Texas January 5-8, 1970
The material reading to this conference includes transcripts of the Dedication of the Lunar Science Institute, the banquet at the Rice Hotel, seven press conferences, a panel discussion, the chemistry briefing, and the reports presented at the conference.
Apollo 12 November 14-24, 1969
The crew members for this mission were Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, Jr., and Allan L. Bean. The crew returned to earth with pieces of the Surveyor 3 spacecraft which had landed on the moon in April 1967.
General Information
Among the many NASA publications in this category are special news releases, the press kit and flight plan, the lunar surface operations plan, lunar trajectory notes, and recovery requirements. There is also a lunar orbit chart for the mission.
Press Conferences and Briefings
Included are transcripts of conference with Alan Bean, the entire crew, a launch operations briefing, an experimenters briefing, a postlaunch briefing, and a post recovery briefing. There are also ten change of shift briefings and transcripts of mission commentary of Nov. 14, 19, and 24.
Newspaper Articles
Newspaper articles are from the Palm Beach Post (May 27, 1970), the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale News, both dated November 2, 1969. The newspaper Today published a special section on November 14, 1969.
Supplier Information
The following contractors supplied information of their equipment which was used during the Apollo 12 flight: Bendix Corporation, Boeing, Kollsman Instrument Corp., Philco-Ford, RCA, Ryan Aeronautical Co., and TRW.
Photographs
Official NASA photographs include a photograph of the crew, pictures of the launch, including two of President Richard Nixon who attended the launch. There are also pictures of lunar samples returned, including a few in color. Supplier photographs include those from Bendix, Philco-Ford and RCA.
Tape Recordings
There are 20 tape recordings in this group, including eight in the NASA The Space Story series. Other tapes include press conferences, the touchdown on the moon, the splashdown, post-recovery conference and post-mission press conference.
Apollo 13 April 11-17, 1970
The crew for this flight were James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., and Fred W. Haise, Jr. The flight was aborted when the service module oxygen tank ruptured prior to lunar orbit.
General Information
Material includes the flight plan, lunar surface procedures, the ALSEP handbook for the crew, mission commentary of April 14 when the trouble began, and two post recovery press conferences. Also included is the report of the Apollo 13 review board.
Clippings
Items in this folder include several articles written before the flight, and two written after. There are numerous items of wire press copy dealing with the problem of the ruptured oxygen tank.
Supplier Information
Information contained in this folder is from AC Electronics, Bendix, North American Rockwell, RCS, TRW, and Westinghouse. There is also a small newsprint magazine, Florida's Space Coast, which describes itself as "a publication devoted to the promotion and economic development of Brevard County, Florida."
Photographs
Included with the photographs are several of the launch, eleven of the damaged service module, and fifteen of the recovery and post-recovery ceremonies. Contractor photographs include those from Bendix and four of cartoons taken from TRW publications.
Tape Recordings
There are 21 tapes dealing with the flight of Apollo 13.They include a NASA Special Report, five Space Story tapes, several press conferences, the countdown and launch, the splashdown, and the Apollo 13 review board.
Apollo 14 January 31 - Feb. 9, 1971
The crew members for this flight were Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell. This was the first manned landing on the Lunar highlands.
General Information
Material in this category includes NASA special press releases, flight plans, lunar surface procedure manuals, and the press kit. There are also transcripts of press conferences and briefings.
Supplier Information
Among the contractors supplying equipment for this flight were Bendix, Boeing, Grumman, Northrop, Teledyne-Ryan, TRW, and Western Union International who provided television coverage of the splashdown and recovery.
Newspaper Clippings
Florida's Space Coast had a special section on Apollo 14, as did the Miami Herald. Other articles are from the Sun Sentinel and Today. There are also several pieces of wire service copy.
Photographs
There are 13 photographs taken of preflight training, including several of the Modular Equipment Transporter, eight photos of the launch and recovery, and 11 taken on the moon. This folder also includes 12 color transparencies of lunar activities and one of the recovery. Contractor photographs include those from Bendix, Grumman, and Teledyne Ryan.
Tape Recordings
There are 15 tapes, including nine in the NASA series "The Space Story".
Apollo 15 July 26 - August 7, 1971
Astronauts on the Apollo 15 flight were David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden, and James Irwin. The Lunar roving vehicle was first used during this mission.
General Information
This section includes the usual flight plans and press kits. In addition there is a booklet by Gene Simons entitled "On the Moon with Apollo 15", a list of the informal names attached to the surface features, transcripts of several briefings, three newspaper articles, and some hand written news reports used by Dave Denault.
Supplier Information
Literature from the following contractors is included: Bendix, Boeing, Delco Electronics, General Electric, Grumman, Itek Optical Systems, Martin Marietta, North American Rockwell, and Western Union International.
Photographs
There are 17 official NASA photographs, 10 of preflight activities and seven of lunar activities. In addition Bendix, Delco, Itek, and North American Rockwell supplied reporters with photographs of their contributions to the mission.
Tape Recordings
There are eight tapes in "The Space Story" series, a NASA Audio News Feature, and two NASA Special Reports. In addition there is a tape of the launch, the landing on the moon and the first EVA, and another entitled "Value of Lunar Exploration."
Apollo 16 April 16-27, 1972
The astronauts on this flight were John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly, and Charles M. Duke. This was the fifth manned exploration of the moon and the astronauts returned with 213 pounds of lunar samples.
General Information
The material included in this category includes flight data, a list of VIP's expected to watch the launch, NASA news special releases, Gene Simons's book "On the Moon with Apollo 16; a guidebook to the Descartes region", a list of contractors, transcripts of briefings and the NASA press kit and flight plan.
Supplier Information
This folder includes information supplied by Boeing, Grumman, Itek, Martin Marietta, RCA, and TRW.
Photographs
Photographs of the landing site, several experiments and lunar activity a-re included. There are also two 16 mm films of lunar operations and a 70 mm film strip containing 37 views of lunar operations.
Tape Recordings
There are six tapes in "The Story of Space" series, a NASA Audio News
Feature, the pre-mission briefing, the lift off and splash down, and two unidentified tapes.
Apollo 17 December 7-19, 1972
The last astronauts to fly to the moon were Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmidt. The brought 243 pounds of lunar samples back. This flight marked the end of the Apollo/Saturn project.
General Information
Included are biographies of the crew, several NASA news releases, a list of VIP's expected to watch the lift off, Gene Simons's book "On the Moon with Apollo 17: a guidebook to Taurus-Littrow", "The Song of the Astronaut" by Donald W. Satuffer and Jack Peters, a map of the Taurus Littrow area showing the Apollo 17 rover tracking chart, and the NASA press kit, final flight plan, and final lunar surface procedures.
Mission Commentary
Transcripts of Mission Control conversations with the astronauts is present for December 6, 7, 12, and 13.
Briefings
Included are several change of shift briefings, press conferences, the mission director's briefing, science conference, and the pre-launch, post-launch, and post-recovery briefing.
Newspaper Clippings
The newspaper Today published special sections on December 6 and 7. There are also several issues of Spaceport News and Roundup.
Supplier Information
Barnes Engineering Company, Boeing, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp., Grumman, and RCA are represented in this folder.
Photographs
There are 11 black and white photographs of various parts of the mission as well as eight color transparencies taken on the lunar surface. Contractor photographs include those from Barnes, Fairchild Camera, and Grumman.
Tape Recordings
Included are recordings of several news conferences, the wake-up call on December 11 (Good Morning, America), comments of the astronauts from the lunar surface including comments on orange soil, the tributes to the aerospace industry and youth, and the final statement from the surface.
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project July 15-24, 1975
Although this unique mission utilized the three-man Apollo spacecraft, it was not a part of the Apollo program, but a cooperative docking test project between the US and the Soviet Union. The three American astronauts were Thomas Stafford, Donald Slayton, and Vance Brand. They were joined in space by two Russian cosmonauts, Aleksey A. Leonov and Valeriy N. Kubasov. The successful docking of the two craft was the climax to several years of planning.
General Information
Among the pieces of information in this folder are the mission timeline, biographical data on the cosmonauts, the text of the cooperative agreement signed May 24, 1972, and several NASA news releases. Also included are press kits and flight plans, several issued in both English and Russian editions.
Press Conferences
Transcripts of press conferences from 1970 to 1975 are included in this folder. They include background briefings, experiment briefings and the pre-launch press conferences held in both the US and USSR.
Supplier Information
Only three companies are represented in the folder, Communications Satellite Corp., RCA, and Rockwell International.
Photographs
There are five envelopes of pictures, the first contains photographs of the crews, the second has photographs of the joint meetings and training sessions, the third contains 15 photographs of the launches and recoveries, the fourth contains, photographs of the crews in space, and the fifth has photographs of drawings by Paul Calls done during the joint training sessions in Star City, USSR, in July 1974.
Tape Recordings
There are eight tapes, including a press conference with the cosmonauts, portions of "The Space Story" and Soviet and American launch sequences.
Series III. Other Programs
Skylab
Skylab was an orbiting space station designed to be used by different crews on successive missions. The space station was launched on May 14, 1973, and the first crew on May 25. ,They returned to earth on June 22 and the second crew was launched on July 28, returning on September 25. The third crew worked from November 16, 1973 to February 8, 1974.
Printed Material
This material includes the NASA press kits and flight plans for all three manned Skylab missions, the Department of Defense press kits, transcripts of press conferences, news releases, newspaper clippings, and wire service copy. Also of interest are publications on the experiments to be conducted, including a seven volume series in which the experiments are broken down by type, e.g. Physical Science, Life Science, Astronomy.
Photographs
There are 23 photographs pertaining to the Apollo Applications Program and the Saturn I workshop, color transparencies of the Skylab space station, photographs of the astronauts at work in the station and some of splashdown and recovery operations.
Kohoutek
One of the tasks of the Skylab 4 crew was the study of the comet Kohoutek. There are several publications about the comet as well as six photographs.
Tape Recordings
There are 12 tapes in "The Space Story" series, one in the NASA Special Reports series, and eleven of press conferences and briefings.
Space Shuttle
The space shuttle was in the early planning stages when this material was collected. 'The only items in the folder are several newspaper clippings about the possibility of a reuseable shuttle, pamphlets, two NASA fact sheets, and photographs of drawings depicting shuttle missions and uses.
Planetary Exploration
The four projects for which information is available in this archival group are Mariner, Pioneer, Viking, and Voyager. Each is described under its own heading.
Mariner
The material on this project includes the NASA mission report on the Mariner 6 & 7 voyage to Mars, the press kit for the journey of Mariner 9 to Mars, an article by Roger Bourke and Joseph Beerer entitled "Mariner Mission to Venus and Mercury in 1973", and five photographs of Venus taken by Mariner in 1974.
Pioneer
The only items pertaining to Pioneer's voyage to Jupiter are a NASA release regarding press briefings and two photographs of Jupiter taken by the Pioneer spacecraft.
Viking
Material relating to the Viking landing on Mars includes an article on the project by James Martin, several NASA publications including the press kit for the encounter, photographs of the Viking lander, and a film entitled "Viking A: Spacecraft Preparations." The final item is a tape recording dealing with the project.
Voyager
There are three NASA publications dealing with the journey of Voyager 1 & 2 to Jupiter and Saturn, the official press kit (115 p.), a 58 page booklet entitled "Voyager to Jupiter and Saturn" published in 1977, and one published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory which is 11 pages in length.

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