National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA History Division
The entry below is from:
National Archives and Records Administration,
Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1995.
Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]
(Record Group 255)
1903-88 (bulk 1915-88)
5,182 cu. ft.
255.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
- As an independent agency by the National
Aeronautics and Space Act (72 Stat. 426), July 29, 1958.
- Predecessor Agencies:
- National Advisory Committee for
Aeronautics (NACA, 1915-58)
- Conducts research on problems of flight.
Develops aeronautical and space vehicles. Explores outer space.
Participates in international programs for the peaceful
development of space technology.
- Finding Aids:
- Sarah Powell, comp., "Preliminary
Inventory of the Textual Records of the National Advisory
Committee for Aeronautics," NM 86 (1967); supplement in National
Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.
- Security-Classified Records:
- This record group may include material
that is security-classified.
- Record copies of publications of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
- Records of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (1958-68), in RG46, Records of the U.S. Senate.
- Records of the Bureau of Aeronautics, RG 72.
- Records of the President's Science Advisory Committee (1957-61); the National Aeronautics and Space Council (1958-73); and the President's Advisory Committee on Supersonic Transport (1964-68), in RG 220, Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards.
- Records of the Committee on Science and Aeronautics (1959-68), in RG 233,
- Records of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Records of the Office of Science and Technology, RG 359.
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255.2 RECORDS OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR
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- Established by the Naval Appropriation Act
of 1915 (38 Stat. 930), March 3, 1915, to study problems of flight
and to conduct research in aeronautics. Exercised policy and
budget formulation responsibilities through a Main Committee of up
to 17 persons, selected by the President from both public and
private sectors. Conducted daily operations through a staff
supervised by a director, assisted by an executive secretary.
Conducted research and testing at field installations. Terminated
by National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, with functions
transferred to newly established NASA, which also assumed
responsibility for Project Vanguard (SEE 255.6) from Naval
Research Laboratory and several lunar probe and satellite
development projects from Advanced Research Projects Agency,
Department of Defense (DOD), pursuant to EO 10783, October 1,
1958; for Jet Propulsion Laboratory of Army Ordnance Missile
Command by DOD-NASA agreement, December 3, 1958, pursuant to EO
10793, December 3, 1958; and for Development Operations Division
of Army Ballistic Missile Agency, including Huntsville, AL,
facility (SEE 255.4.3) and development of Saturn booster rocket,
by DOD-NASA agreement, October 21, 1959, approved by the
President, November 2, 1959; and accepted by Congress as
Reorganization Plan (Transfer Plan), effective March 15,
- Related Records:
- Record copies of publications of the
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in RG 287,
Publications of the U.S. Government.
255.2.1 General records
- Textual Records:
- Security-classified and unclassified
central correspondence, 1915-58. Official files of Walter T.
Bonney, Assistant to the Executive Secretary, 1917-58.
Correspondence and other records relating to individual members of
committees and subcommittees ("Biography File"), 1915-58.
Correspondence and reports on developments in European aviation,
prepared by John Jay Ide, NACA technical assistant attached to
U.S. Embassy in Paris, 1918-51. Transcripts of speeches given by
Executive Director John F. Victory, 1946-58. Card file of NACA and
other officials concerned with aeronautical matters, n.d.
255.2.2 Records of research
- Textual Records:
- Records of the Research Information
Division, consisting of correspondence, 1915-52; technical
reports, memorandums, and notes, 1916-58; reprints of reports
issued during World War II ("Wartime Reports"), 1942-52; and a
reference library of aeronautical literature, 1938-52. Records of
the Research Administration Division, consisting of invention and
patent case files, 1917-58. Correspondence of the Research and
Contribution Board, 1917- 58. Records of the Research Coordination
Division, consisting of research memorandums, 1946-57; Langley
Research Authorizations, 1918-48; Ames Research Authorizations,
1941-50; and Lewis Research Authorizations, 1942-50.
255.2.3 Records of committees and
- Textual Records:
- Executive Committee minutes, 1915-58.
Minutes, reports, and issuances of individual committees and
subcommittees, 1936-52. Official files of individual committee
members, 1915-51. Transcripts of speeches given by committee
255.3 RECORDS OF THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE
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- Textual Records:
- Correspondence and reports, 1942-60.
Definition cards used in compiling NASA aeronautical dictionary,
n.d. Invention name file, 1940-60. Miscellaneous office files of
Homer Newell, Associate Administrator of NASA, 1965-74.
- Related Records:
- Microfilm copies of selected NASA
correspondence, reports, and publications, otherwise
unaccessioned, in Kennedy Library, 1961-63 (11 rolls); and in
Johnson Library, 1961-68 (71 rolls). Memoir on NASA, 1960-61, of
T. (Thomas) Keith Glennan, NASA Administrator (1958-61), in
Eisenhower Library. Papers (portions closed), 1928-80, of James E.
Webb, NASA Administrator (1961-68), in Truman Library, with
copies, 1961-63, in Kennedy Library, and copies, 1964-67, in
Johnson Library. Oral history interview of James E. Webb, in
Johnson Library. Oral history interview of Thomas O. Paine, NASA
Deputy Administrator (1968) and Administrator (1968-70), in
Johnson Library. Papers and/or oral history interviews of NASA
officials Richard W. Cook, in Eisenhower Library; Robert C.
Seamans, Jr., in Eisenhower and Kennedy Libraries; Kurt Debus,
Hugh L. Dryden, Robert R. Gilruth, George M. Low, Franklyn
Phillips, Wernher von Braun, and Walter C. Williams, Jr., in
Kennedy Library; and Robert F. Allnut and William F. McKee, in
255.4 RECORDS OF NACA/NASA FIELD
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255.4.1 Records of the Ames Research
Center, Moffett Field, CA.
- NACA aircraft structures research
laboratory authorized by Third Deficiency Appropriation Act of
1939 (53 Stat. 1306), August 9, 1939. Began operations as Moffett
Field Laboratory, Moffett Field, CA, 1941. Redesignated Ames
Aeronautical Laboratory, 1944, in honor of Dr. Joseph S. Ames,
NACA member (1919-39). Transferred to newly established NASA and
redesignated Ames Research Center, October 1, 1958, with
responsibility for conducting basic and applied research in
physical and life sciences for aeronautics and space
- Textual Records (in San Francisco, except
- Central correspondence, 1938-58. Report
unit files, 1947-77. Records of the Unitary Plan Design Group,
1950-55. Records of the Research Instrumentation Branch, 1941-56.
Records of the Photographic Branch, 1945-55. Minutes and reports
of the Automatic Stabilization and Control Subcommittee and the
Research Advisory Committee on Control, Guidance, and Navigation,
1954-64. Records relating to the NASA Research and Technology
Advisory Subcommittee on Aircraft Operating Problems, 1961-69.
Correspondence, reports, historical files, and news clippings,
1938-58 (in Washington Area).
- Sound Recordings (13 items):
- Activities at Ames Aeronautical
Laboratory, 1942-45. SEE ALSO 255.11.
255.4.2 Records of the Dryden Flight
Research Facility, Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
- NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit established
September 30, 1946, at Muroc Army Air Field, CA, to assist in the
rocket-powered X-1 research program. High-Speed Flight Research
Station established 1947. Muroc Army Air Field redesignated Muroc
Air Force Base, February 12, 1948. Redesignated Edwards Air Force
Base, December 5, 1949. High-Speed Flight Research Station
redesignated High-Speed Flight Station, 1954. Transferred to newly
established NASA, October 1, 1958, with responsibility for
investigating all phases of aeronautical flight, space flight
reentry and landing, and problems of manned flight within and
beyond the atmosphere. Redesignated Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research
Center, January 8, 1976, in honor of Hugh L. Dryden, NACA Director
(1947-58) and NASA Deputy Director (1958-65). Subordinated to Ames
Research Center and redesignated Dryden Flight Research Facility,
October 1, 1981.
- Textual Records (in Los Angeles, except as
- Upper level management files, 1972,
1974-77. Correspondence, flight records, pilot notes, progress
reports, accident investigation reports (X-2), and a few
photographs documenting early high-speed aeronautical research on
the following aircraft: D-558 I and II; F-51; F-100 and F-100A;
X-1; X1-A, X1-B, and X1-E; X-2; X-3; X-4; and X-5, 1946-59.
Correspondence, news clippings, and interfiled photographs
relating to testing of X1-A and X-2, 1952-56 (in Washington
255.4.3 Records of the George C. Marshall
Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.
- U.S. Army Ordnance Guided Missile Center
established April 1950 at Redstone Arsenal, near Huntsville, AL.
Transferred to newly established Army Ballistic Missile Agency
(ABMA), February 1, 1956. Acquired by NASA in transfer of ABMA
Development Operations Division from DOD to NASA by mutual
agreement, October 21, 1959, approved by the President, November
2, 1959; and by Congress as Reorganization Plan (Transfer Plan),
effective March 15, 1960. Designated Huntsville Facility by
Circular 57, NASA, March 14, 1960. Redesignated George C. Marshall
Space Flight Center by EO 10870, March 15, 1960, in honor of
General of the Army George C. Marshall.
- Textual Records (in Atlanta):
- Upper management records, 1957-75. Skylab
Project research and development case files, 1962-74. Records of
NASA boards, panels, and committees, including some related to the
Skylab Project, 1961-67. Management issuances, 1960-71. Records of
the Public Affairs Office, including community relations files,
1966-69; and Education Branch special project files, 1963-71.
Records of the Solid Rocket Booster Chief Engineer, 1975-80.
Scientific and technical publications, 1960-70, 1975. News
releases, 1958-75. Speech files of Wernher von Braun, 1954-58.
Foreign correspondence of Wernher von Braun, 1958-66. Records of
the Manpower Office relating to the alien scientist program,
- Architectural and Engineering Plans (500
- Drawings and specifications, from Skylab
Project research and development files, 1962-74.
- Photographic Negatives (16,560 images, in
- Projects of the Marshall Space Flight
Center, including Apollo and the lunar landings, 1967-69. SEE ALSO
255.4.4 Records of the Goddard Space Flight
Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD.
- Space research facility in Washington, DC,
area authorized by NASA Appropriation Act (72 Stat. 613), August
14, 1958. Designated Beltsville Space Center (BSC), effective
January 15, 1959, by General Notice 1, BSC, January 1, 1959, with
responsibility for conducting basic and applied research in the
fields of unmanned spacecraft and sounding rockets. Redesignated
Goddard Space Flight Center, May 1, 1959, in honor of modern
rocketry pioneer Dr. Robert H. Goddard.
- Textual Records:
- Official files of John W. Townsend, Jr.
(Chief, Space Sciences Division, NASA, 1958-59; Assistant
Director, GSFC, 1959-65; Deputy Director, GSFC, 1965-68; Director,
GSFC, 1987-90), 1956-62. Tracking station agreements,
- Motion Pictures (45 reels):
- Development at GSFC of various types of
satellites and space vehicles, 1959-74, with accompanying
production material. SEE ALSO 255.9.
- Related Records:
- For GSFC records relating to Project
Vanguard, SEE 255.6.
255.4.5 Records of the Langley Research
Center, Hampton, VA.
- First NACA laboratory established 1917 at
Langley Field, near Hampton, VA, to conduct basic research in
aeronautics. Designated Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory
(LMAL), April 1920, in honor of Dr. Samuel P. Langley, late
19th-century aeronautical pioneer and third Secretary of
Smithsonian Institution. Transferred to newly established NASA and
redesignated Langley Research Center, October 1, 1958, with
responsibility for conducting basic research in aeronautics and
- Textual Records:
- Correspondence, reports, historical files,
and news clippings, 1916-57.
- Photographic Negatives (12,000 images):
- Aeronautical research conducted by the
Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1921-36 (NL). SEE ALSO
255.4.6 Records of the Lewis Research
Center, Cleveland, OH.
- NACA airplane engine research laboratory
authorized by First Supplemental Appropriation Act of 1941 (54
Stat. 599), June 26, 1940. Began operations as Aircraft Engine
Research Laboratory, Cleveland, OH, 1942. Redesignated Lewis
Flight Propulsion Laboratory, September 28, 1948, in honor of Dr.
George W. Lewis, NACA Director of Aeronautical Research (1919-47).
Transferred to newly established NASA and redesignated Lewis
Research Center, October 1, 1958, with responsibility for
developing advanced propulsion and space systems.
- Textual Records (in Chicago, except as
- Case files and other records of the
Nuclear Engine Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) Project,
1961-72. Lectures, speeches, and transcripts of broadcasts given
by staff engineers and scientists, 1944-66. Engineering and
scientific papers, studies, and reports, 1954-59. Correspondence,
reports, historical files, and news clippings, 1941-57 (in
255.4.7 Records of the Lyndon B. Johnson
Space Center, Houston, TX.
- Project Mercury, first U.S. manned space
flight program, established October 7, 1958, with administration
vested in Space Task Group (STG), established November 1958, at
Langley Research Center. STG upgraded to separate field
installation status at Langley upon undertaking lunar landing
project, formalized as Project Apollo, July 28, 1960. Permanent
site for Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) selected at Clear Lake,
near Houston, TX, September 19, 1961. STG formally redesignated
Manned Spacecraft Center, by MSC Announcement No. 2, November 1,
1961. MSC transfer from Langley to temporary facility at Clear
Lake completed July 1962, with move to permanent facility,
September 1963-February 1964. MSC redesignated Lyndon B. Johnson
Space Center by a joint resolution of February 17, 1973 (87 Stat.
- Textual Records (in Fort Worth):
- Records of the Office of the Director,
1958-75, including director's subject files, 1958-72; reference
files of the special assistant, 1958-64; security-classified
reference files, 1958-62; reference copies of management and
technical reports relating to general administration and the
manned space program, 1967-71; and weekly activity reports of
subordinate offices, 1967-75. Records of the Public Affairs
Office, including industrial information release clearances,
1962-66; press operations for Project Mercury, 1962-65; and motion
picture case and script files of the Photographic Technology
Division, 1961-73. Presentations and briefings of the Advanced
Missions Program Office, 1969-70. Subject files of the Advanced
Missions Planning Office, 1968-69, and its successor, the
Technical Planning Office, consisting of subject files, 1970-77.
Procurement Division contract files, 1959-68. Technical
publications files of the Management Services Division, 1962-70.
Records of the Management Analysis Office, including announcement
and issuance case files, 1964-88; and management analysis studies,
1961-73. Records of the Crew Support Division, Flight Crew
Operations Directorate, consisting of reference files on Projects
Mercury and Gemini, 1961-67. Space Shuttle Program flight data
files of the Mission Operations Directorate, 1981-86. Records of
the Engineering and Development Directorate, including Crew
Systems Branch Project Gemini technical reports, 1959-66. Gemini
Program Office historical files, 1965-69. Records of the Apollo
Spacecraft Program Office relating to the Apollo 13 accident
investigation, 1970-71. Records of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory
Program Office relating to installation of facilities systems,
1967-68. Case files on Project Mercury assembled by the Marshall
Space Flight Center and transferred to the Johnson Space Center,
1958-64. Records of the Space Task Group documenting the
relocation from Langley to Houston, 1961-63.
255.4.8 Records of the Wallops Flight
Facility, Temperanceville, VA.
- Auxiliary Flight Research Station
established May 7, 1945, on Wallops Island, VA, as a
test-launching facility of LMAL, NACA. Subordinated to Operations
Section of LMAL Pilotless Aircraft Research Division, and
redesignated Pilotless Aircraft Research Station, August 11, 1946,
with responsibility for testing guided missiles. Transferred to
newly established NASA, October 1, 1958, and designated Wallops
Station. Made an independent field installation, May 1, 1959.
Redesignated Wallops Flight Center, April 26, 1974. Redesignated
Wallops Flight Facility, October 1, 1981.
- Textual Records:
- Records relating to facilities expansion,
research into hypersonic and space flight problems, and satellite
and rocket testing, 1956-58.
255.5 RECORDS OF THE WESTERN OPERATIONS
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- Western Coordination Office (WCO)
established at Moffett Field, CA, December 15, 1939, to act as
NACA liaison with Los Angeles area aircraft companies and
aeronautics research units of California universities. Transferred
to newly established NASA by General Management Instruction (GMI)
2-2-16, NASA, August 25, 1959, with responsibilities expanded to
include administrative and management support of NASA activities
west of Denver, CO. Abolished by GMI 2-2-16, NASA, March 7, 1962,
with functions transferred to Western Operations Office (WOO),
established by same instruction as a NASA field installation in
Santa Monica, CA, with additional responsibility for contract
administration and technical support of project management
officers. Management unit, NASAO-Downey, established as a WOO
field component in Downey, CA, May 11, 1962, with responsibility
for managing Apollo spacecraft and Saturn booster rocket contracts
concluded between NASA and North American Aviation. Functions
exercised by WOO Contracts Division transferred to NASA Resident
Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, effective May 8,
1966, pursuant to agreement between WOO and representatives of
Office of Space Science and Applications and Office of Industry.
WOO abolished by NMI 1136.27, NASA, June 15, 1966, with
NASAO-Downey subordinated directly to Office of Industry Affairs;
and remaining WOO functions transferred to Western Support
Organization (WSO), established by same instruction as a field
extension of Office of Industry Affairs, with responsibility for
giving administrative support to NASA activities and personnel in
southern California and Nevada. NASA Resident Office, Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, redesignated NASA Pasadena Office by NMI
1138.9, August 17, 1966. WSO abolished, March 31, 1968, with
residual functions transferred to NASA Pasadena Office.
- Textual Records (in Los Angeles):
- Subject files of the NACA/NASA
representative, 1939-62. Organizational history files, 1959-67.
Security- classified technical memorandums relating to aerospace
project sites, 1940- 62. Records of Edwin P. Hartman, Coordinator
of Research, Western Coordination Office, 1940-56.
255.6 RECORDS RELATING TO PROJECT
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- Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Office
of Naval Research selected August 1955 to administer Project
Vanguard, a program to launch first U.S. satellite during
International Geophysical Year (July 1, 1957-December 21, 1958).
Vanguard 1, 1.5 kilogram scientific satellite, sent into orbit
March 1, 1958. Vanguard Division of NRL transferred from DOD to
NASA by agreement signed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Donald A.
Quarles and NASA Administrator T. (Thomas) Keith Glennan, November
20, 1958, pursuant to EO 10783, October 1, 1958. Satellites 2 and
3 of Vanguard series launched 1959.
- Textual Records:
- Correspondence and other records of the
Vanguard Division, including records of predecessor units in the
Naval Research Laboratory, 1955-59. Records of the NASA History
Office relating to Project Vanguard, consisting of project files,
1955-59; and notes and other records of Joseph W. Siry, head of
the Theory and Analysis Branch, Project Vanguard, 1955-59.
- Photographs (3,301 images):
- Tests, facilities, and personnel, 1956-59
(PV, PV-CC, PV-CCC, PVT). SEE ALSO 255.13.
255.7 RECORDS RELATING TO SPACE VEHICLE
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255.7.1 Records relating to the Delta 24
- Delta 24, an unmanned rocket carrying an
ionosphere research (Beacon) satellite, launched from Cape
Kennedy, FL, March 19, 1964. Failed to achieve orbit when the
third stage, X-248 rocket motor fired only half normal
- Textual Records:
- Accident reports, reports of
investigations, test reports, correspondence, and other records
relating to accidental or premature ignition of the X-248 rocket
255.7.2 Records relating to the Apollo 204
- Apollo 204 mission, intended to be first
U.S. manned circumlunar flight, failed when flash fire broke out
in space capsule during ground test, killing all three astronauts
on board, January 27, 1967. Apollo 204 Review Board established by
memorandum of NASA Deputy Administrator, January 28, 1967, in
accordance with NMI 8621.1, NASA, April 14, 1966, Subject: Mission
Failure Investigation Policy and Procedure. Terminated upon
submission of final report, April 5, 1967.
- Textual Records:
- Records of the Apollo 204 Review Board,
consisting of central correspondence, records of task panels 1-21,
official files of individual staff members, and final report,
- Motion Pictures (10 reels):
- Apollo 204 Review Board activities, 1967
(9 reels). Hearings before the Committee on Aeronautical and Space
Sciences, U.S. Senate, 1967 (1 reel). SEE ALSO 255.9.
- Sound Recordings (66 items):
- Voice communication between astronauts and
control units before and during accident, 1967 (8 items). Col.
Frank Borman's inspection of the burned command module, 1967 (2
items). Proceedings of the Apollo 204 Review Board, 1967 (46
items), with accompanying daily summary sheets. Statements and
interviews of 10 eyewitnesses, 1967 (9 items). Address to Apollo
Project staff by Project Manager Joseph Shea, on implications of
the accident, 1967 (1 item). SEE ALSO 255.11.
- Photographs (400 images):
- Accident site, command module mock-up,
module parts, and Apollo 204 Review Board activities, 1967 (AP),
with index to those images used in final report. SEE ALSO
- Subject Access Terms:
- Chaffee, Roger B.; Grissom, Virgil (Gus);
White, Edward H.
255.7.3 Records relating to the Challenger
- Space shuttle Challenger exploded 70
seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, FL, January 28, 1986,
killing all 7 persons aboard (6 astronauts and New Hampshire
teacher S. Christa McAuliffe).
- Video Recordings (600 items):
- Copyrighted network television coverage of
explosion and aftermath, 1986.
- Related Records:
- Records of the Presidential Commission on
the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (Rogers Commission), in RG
220, Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and
- Subject Access Terms:
- Jarvis, Gregory B.; McNair, Ronald E.;
Onizuka, Ellison S.; Resnik, Judith A.; Scobee, Francis R. (Dick);
Smith, Michael J.
255.8 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL).
SEE Architectural and Engineering Plans UNDER
255.9 MOTION PICTURES (GENERAL).
- NASA Aeronautics and Space Reports series,
1965-80 (428 reels). Motion pictures relating to aeronautics and
space exploration, 1961-69 (59 reels), including The
Astronauts--United States Project Mercury, 1962-63; Mastery of
Space, 1962; Freedom Seven, 1961; Friendship Seven, 1962; Research
Project X-15: The Development of the X-15, 1962; The John Glenn
Story, 1963; Flight of Faith Seven, 1963; America in Space (The
First Five Years), 1963; Hazards of Tire Hydroplaning to Aircraft
Operations, 1963; Trial Balance, 1965; The Four Days of Gemini 4,
1965; Byproducts of Space Research: Selected Examples, 1966;
Electric Power General in Space, 1967; Legacy of Gemini, 1967;
Automobile Tire Hydroplaning--What Happens, 1967; A View of the
Sky, 1967; Assignment Shoot the Moon, 1967; Flight to Tomorrow,
1967; The Apollo 4 Mission, 1968; America in Space--The First
Decade, 1968; The Flight of Apollo 7, 1968; Flight Without Wings,
1969; Debrief: Apollo 8, 1969; and The Eagle Has Landed: The
Flight of Apollo 11, 1969.
- SEE UNDER 255.4.4 and 255.7.2.
255.10 VIDEO RECORDINGS (GENERAL).
- SEE UNDER 255.7.3.
255.11 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL).
1963-78 and n.d.
- Special Reports, Space Notes, and News
Features radio programs, 1963-73 (150 items). NASA Aeronautics and
Space Reports series, 1965-78 (127 items). Transmissions from
Russian satellite, Sputnik, n.d. (1 item).
- SEE UNDER 255.4.1 and 255.7.2.
255.12 MACHINE-READABLE RECORDS
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- Data on Project Tektite I, a project to
study the effects on human beings of prolonged underwater
habitation, compiled by Office of the Associate Administrator for
Manned Space Flight, 1969; with supporting documentation.
255.13 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL).
- Photographic Prints, Negatives, and
Transparencies (42,212 images):
- NACA and NASA activities, facilities,
equipment, and personnel, relating to aeronautics and
astronautics, including types of aircraft, missiles, and
spacecraft, 1903-63 (GP, GPN, MA, P, PA, RA, RF, RFA; 25,854
images). NACA and NASA ceremonies, conferences, and administrative
activities, 1920-58 (GF, 5,450 images). Lunar surface, as
transmitted on television by Ranger Probes VII, VIII, and IX,
1964-65 (RMP, 1,632 images). Visits by astronauts Neil Armstrong,
Michael Collins, Edwin Aldrin, and Frank Borman to West Berlin and
Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, in albums, 1969 (ACAV, BV; 76
images). Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space program activities,
equipment, and personnel, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 1959-65 (KP,
- Lantern Slides (3,193 images):
- NACA and NASA buildings and laboratories,
aeronautical research and tests, aeronautical equipment,
instruments, aircraft components, and types of aircraft, 1903-60
(LS, LSC, LSP).
- Posters (11 images):
- Accomplishments of the U.S. space program,
- SEE Photographs UNDER 255.6 and
- SEE Photographic Negatives UNDER 255.4.3