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  • Decaofspacprog.pdf.pdf
  • DixAnsDexpSpat_062708092927.pdf

    A series of french articles related to the space program.
  • Friday__September_15__2017_at_12_11_55_PM_default_69f7b692 (1).mp4

    After Robert McBrayer graduated college, he reported to the Johnson Space Center in March of 1963. He was there assigned to a section called "Biodynamics" and in that section, they worked on Human tolerances to impact sustaining acceleration and acoustics. Robert was assigned to the acoustics group, and his first job was to design and develop a machine to produce low-frequency pure tones to test humans. He also designed and developed a test chamber for testing humans, and he participated in doing the actual human test with the machines that he helped build. He helped document the results as well. After his venture in doing basic research, he went into an area called "crew's survival equipment design and development," and he was assigned pieces of equipment that were his to design, update, and help build. In 1966, Robert asked to be transferred from the Johnson Space Center to the Marshall Space Flight Center, and he then moved to Huntsville, AL. Robert was immediately put on the Orbital Workshop where they were writing task analysis, and procedures for crew station reviews. They did two of those, on in 1967 and the other in 1968. From the Orbital Workshop, he was responsible for all the crew interfaces on adapter, etc.
  • Friday__September_8__2017_at_12_16_04_PM_default_2b1019c8.mp4

    Michael Bacato was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927. When he started high school at the age of 14, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. When he graduated high school, he enlisted in the Navy in 1945 so he wouldn't have to go into the Army. He stayed in the Navy for two years. In the Navy, Michael was on a crew of the Destroyer. When he got discharged from the Navy, he then started college in 1948. To help pay for college, he started working with the merch marines selling out oil tanks. He finished this in 1951. Michael started out in college at New York University, and soon after he almost had to go back to the Navy because North Korea invaded South Korea. To avoid going back, he joined the ROTC at NYU with the airforce. In 1952, he entered the extended active duty with the United States airforce as a second lieutenant. He went to Keesler Airforce Base for training, and he spent two years there. There, he became a Radar Officer. After his training, Michael then started to become interested with Von Braun, and the development of rockets in Huntsville, AL. He then finally made a decision to leave the airforce, and he moved to Huntsville to work. He went into the Mechanical Engineering Design group. One of the first projects he was assigned to was the life support system, working with two monkeys. He then was offered a job in the Bioengineering group, which he liked much better, so he decided to stay with this group. His last program he worked on was on the Hubble Telescope, where he had the opportunity to work with Buzz Aldron.
  • lisofhisdocandinttap_051308142123.pdf

    Archive copy is a poor photocopy.; Handwritten on the first page is "10/25/67".; Includes a letter dated Nov. 6, 1968 to Mr. Christensen from William D. Putnam.
  • loc_hilt_0000001_0000005a.pdf

    The timeline includes a memorandum from Friedjof A. Speer, manager of the Missions Operations Office, to employees of Marshall Space Flight Center. Speer notes that "astronaut Neil Armstrong is scheduled to be the first man to step onto the moon's surface." The timeline outlines the entire mission from liftoff at 8:32 AM on Wednesday, July 16, 1969 to splashdown at 11:49 AM on Thursday, July 24, 1969.
  • MasLisProj_050208091309.pdf

    Note attached to document to Mr. Christensen from William D. Putnam. List of projects ordered by criteria.
  • Propkey.pdf

    Cover has: P. D. Castenholz and H. K. Griggs, Advanced Systems, Advanced Projects Department. D. W. Hege, Manager, Advanced Projects. Paper regarding the importance of propulsion technology and the future missions that would require advancements in that field.
  • spacebusinessdaily_19651100.pdf

    This is the Space Log, a monthly publication for the Space Business Daily newsletter. The Space Log includes a detailed timeline of space activity and research over the course of the month, a space flight log, and a suborbital/missile log.
  • spacebusinessdaily_19651101.pdf

    This is Vol. 23, No. 1 of Space Business Daily, a Space Publications newsletter. Topics include ComSat's Apollo satelite, upcoming Gemini flights, the Voyager contract, the scheduling of the first flight test of the French SSBS, Lockheed Missile & Space's contract to study possible countermeasures against anti-missles, planned nuclear engine test activities, the launch of the Geodetic Explorer XXIX, the first underwater missiles delivered to the Navy, the developmet of "Dynaflare" for the Saturn program, and Department of Defense contracts.
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