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  • spc_stnv_000104.pdf

    This report has been prepared to provide Aerojet management and the interested NASA offices with nuclear propulsion decision aid data. The primary intent of these analyses is to evaluate potential space missions which may utilize nuclear propulsion in an effort to determine the most desirable characteristics of a nuclear propulsion system.
  • Interofdrarth.pdf

    Transcription of an interview between Davis S. Akens and Arthur Rudolph
  • hisskeofmsfc_091407104637.pdf

    A rocket from the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center will carry the first American to the moon, and the deadline is 1970. Because of the Center's expanding role in space, there are increasing requests for information about our activities. This brief historical sketch should help to answer questions about our past, our present, and our hopes for the future. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is the largest installation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Marshall Center is NASA's agency responsible for large space rockets and related research. MSFC employs about 7500 civil service employees with an annual payroll of more than {dollar}82 million. In addition approximately 4300 contractor employees work for MSFC on the Arsenal, earning an estimated {dollar}43 million. The Center occupies about 1800 acres near Huntsville, Alabama; in this large area are 270 buildings with floor space totalling about 4,000,000 square feet for a real estate and property value of about {dollar}325 million. MSFC's 1966 fiscal year budget was {dollar}1.8 billion. Obviously MSFC has much human and monetary worth behind United States round trips to the moon and beyond. In addition to its size, MSFC is unique because it has a large rocket development team with more than three decades of experience. Prior to the rocket work that dates back to Peenemuende [sic] the world heard little and cared less concerning rockets and space. As a group Marshall has always thought big. It has worked together as a group, and equally well with fellow scientists throughout the Free World, to get the most into space soonest. This is why there is increasing interest in larger and larger rockets and rocket programs from our Center, a fact generating more and more questions about our Center, and in turn generating a "workload" request for this sketch by the Historical Office. We hope that you enjoy our historical sketch, which could as well be entitled "Closer and Closer Views of the Moon and Beyond." David S. Akens, MSFC Historian.
  • Drvonbraucale_121008161948.pdf

    The first page contains a typed routing slip. A list of Wernher von Braun's meetings with President Kennedy, the Vice President and members of their immediate staff.
  • desidevel1500pounthru_062507103113.pdf

    Describes the F-1 engine design and components.
  • desiofthesatus-ivstagproputilsyst_041307164422.pdf

    Describes the SIV vehicle and its components. Presented at: IRE International Convention.
  • spc_stnv_000052.pdf
  • govegrantscontracts_031507091859.pdf.pdf

    The Army medical contract, grant, and research interest in the bio-science area.
  • Instprogcompcont_082007101905.pdf

    A number of considerations are necessary in instrumentation programming, many of which are either not applicable or applicable to a lesser degree in other types of programming. This paper discusses these problems in general terms and illustrates how they have been dealt with specifically. The latter is done by describing the programming and operation of a data reduction system.
  • Probexperprogmane_112707121415.pdf

    Letter to "management" detailing problems identified in management's handling of projects.
  • Manprowitpri_011608082119.pdf

    To be presented at the NASA / Rocketdyne Manufacturing Technology Review. Focuses on how best to avoid printed circuit boards.
  • letttomrdavid_011708082022.pdf

    Letter David L. Christensen from W. Angele responding to a pervious request.
  • spc_stnv_000087.pdf

    This document contains the transcript from the Apollo 7 mission. This transcript contains the communication from the first seven days of the ten day mission.
  • Origdrawredpdf_022107152056.pdf

    The document is a photocopy of the Drawing Number Assignments from August 1947 to May 1953. Categories include but are not limited to the drawing number, title, designer, and date finished. Inscribed on the front is "original book property of Jay Laue, MSFC."
  • Carbburnnuclat_120808095217.pdf

    "Carbon-Burning Nucleosyntesis at Constant Temperature" is part of the Orange Aid preprint Series in Nuclear Astrophysics, August 1968. The abstract states "Syntesis of elements during thermonuclear burning of carbon is examined at a series of temperatures (T=0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.4) and for several initial compositions. Recent eperimental results (Ptterson, Winkler, and Zaidins 1968) for the 12C+!@C reaction are used. A general method for numerical solution of nuclear-reaction networkds is described. At the higher temperatures in the range now thought to be appropriate for carbon burning in stars,
  • Listacadthessinc1961_091907132623.pdf

    This preliminary listing of academic theses of interest to historians and social scientists is made available for general information, critical comments and related suggestions. The NASA Historical Advisory Committee suggested that such a listing might provide useful perspective on contemporary scholarship. Mr. Charles Atkins, a member of our Summer Seminar on "History, Social Science and Space" and graduate student in Political Science at M.I.T., kindly undertook this task. The NASA Historical Staff is also sponsoring preparation of a bibliography of bibliographies on the history of aeronautics and astronautics, and is undertaking a list of research resources available for academic scholarship. These will be available sometime this fall. Eugene M. Emme, NASA Historian.; NNH-61.; FOREWORD: This listing represents a first attempt to compile academic theses of relevance to the history of aeronautics and astronautics. It has been estimated that almost 70,000 doctoral dissertations have been completed in American universities since 1961, so this select compilation must be regarded as preliminary. In accord with the desire of the Historical Staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to assist scholarly research, it is hoped that this list may be suggestive. It will, hopefully, stimulate a response which will permit additions to this listing of interest to historians and other scholars concerned with science, technology, and public policy in the twentieth century.
  • Thedeveofacheclangatol_110907113826.pdf

    ATOLL was developed to fulfill the requirements for a common computer language that could be used by the test engineers for launch and factory checkout. "ATOLL" is the abbreviated name for Acceptance, Test, Or Launch Language.
  • launvehirecosystrequ_061407154402.pdf

    The primary considerations in the design and development of a recovery system applicable to present expendable first stage launch vehicles are discussed. The general requirements that define the essential characteristics of a feasible recovery system are derived from three critical phases during flight. The degree of criticalness is primarily influenced by the conditions at stage cutoff and separation. The three critical phses of flight are broken down into the following: (1) conditions and requirements between stage separation to re-entry; (2) re-entry; and (3) terminal descent and landing.
  • FailInvest_022008112606.pdf.pdf

    Case histories of seven typical failures in large liquid propelled rocket engines components have been prepared. Quite simple to complex investigations are presented covering a variety of failure modes in a variety of materials. Included are successful solutions to the failure problems investigated.; Archive copy is a poor photocopy.
  • Operexpesatu_012309125536.pdf

    This paper presents a light, but reverent, discussion of some of the Douglas operational experiences on the Saturn V/S-IVB stage. Certain relevant aspects of earlier work on the Thor intermediate range ballistic missile, the Saturn I S-IV stage, and the Uprated Saturn I S-IVB stage are also discussed.; Aeronautic and Space Engineering and Manufacturing Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 7 - 11, 1968.
  • HisMSFC_020608084559.pdf

    Paper given to North East Chapter , Mississippi Society of Professional Engineers. Essay discussing the history of the MSFC Reliability Philosophy.
  • Mateorgachar_012309115117.pdf

    Saturn S-II Program Organizational chart.
  • Vibracouenvichar_011509105838.pdf

    This paper presents representative examples of vibration and acoustic data from flights of the Saturn V launch vehicle and static firings of Saturn V launch vehicle stages. The purpose of the paper is to provide vibration and acoustic environment characteristics which are pertinent to the design of launch vehicles
  • spc_stnv_000089.pdf

    This message for the Apollo Program Director contains a report of the Apollo launch vehicles, problem that occurred, and actions required. The photocopy is difficult to read.
  • spc_stnv_000100.pdf

    This paper discusses the propulsion requirements for various stages of the Apollo vehicles and the development of these engines.
  • recenasaexphydeng_070307131651.pdf

    This paper presents a review of the experience which has accumulated in the development of the Liquid Hydrogen J-2 and RL10 rocket engines. These engines are being developed by the Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, a Division of United Aircraft Corporation respectively.; On NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) as Unclassified; No Copyright; Unlimited; Publicly available. Also found on AIAA site.
  • recnasexpwithydeng_041207110126.pdf

    This paper presents a review of the experience which has accumulated in the development of the Liquid Hydrogen J-2 and RL10 rocket engines. These engines are being developed by the Rocketdyne Division of North American Aviation and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, a Division of United Aircraft Corporation respectively.; On NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) as Unclassified; No Copyright; Unlimited; Publicly available. Also found on AIAA site.
  • spc_stnv_000090.pdf

    This message for the Apollo Program Director contains a report of the Apollo launch vehicles, problem that occurred, and actions required. The photocopy is difficult to read.
  • Premskel.pdf

    The Preliminary Skeletal Operations Plan is a statement of the operational concept for Apollo. This draft contains a description of the conduct of the Apollo LOR landing mission and a mission profile. It provides the basis for more detailed mission planning, for generating functional criteria for equipment design, and for measuring the adequacy of the current Apollo hardware for satisfying operational needs.
  • diffconfigsucc_082107132136.pdf

    Includes memorandum for file. Configuration matrices reflecting present program status of differences in Saturn IB and Saturn V flight hardware on a mission to mission basis have been prepared. The attached matrices are arranged to show differences in major subsystems (Structures, Propulsion, Instrumentation and Range Safety, and Electrical) for each stage. The reason for the configuration difference and the mission effectivity are included.; DMD, 2031-SGE-eas, GRH; Includes "Recommendation for announcement and distribution of Bellcomm Report".
  • SatuST12inerguid_051310124015.pdf

    a press release which focuses around the Apollo 9 flight and what role the ST-124-M inertial guidance platform has in it.
  • spc_stnv_000073.pdf
  • Pogoanal.pdf

    Report that contians images of graphs, photographs and diagrams.
  • systengrprop.pdf

    Page numbering is inconsistent; there are no pages numbered 14 - 17. Some pages have handwritten numbers, others have no numbers at all.; The print quality of many pages is poor. Discusses the definition and function of propulsion as well as how to most effectively employ it .
  • techimpllaunautom_072707115336.pdf

    This paper identifies the methods and equipment through which automation is becoming a major factor in testing and launching Saturn IB space vehicles. The merits of a digital guidance computer and its impact in extending automated checkout are stressed; also a logical basis is established for computer and manual test control. Hardware and software elements of the automated system are described, and details pertaining to reliability are emphasized. A concluding appraisal suggests that automation will play an expanding role in future test and launch operations.
  • spc_stnv_000010.pdf

    Drawn by Don Sprague at the Huntsville Engineering section of Boeing.
  • Systsafehand_022008152101.pdf

    The testing of a hardware system consists of' subjecting it to carefully controlled operating conditions for the purpose of demonstrating that this system performs its function properly.
  • Boeisubcprojapol_040709153953.pdf

    The document is a list of Boeing subcontractors on Project Apollo including contractor locations, projects, and funding.
  • spc_stnv_000086.pdf

    This report includes a summary of the major tasks performed by the Apollo Logistics Support System Payloads with an emphasis on the Lunar Mobile Laboratory (MOLAB).
  • satus-icannuprogepofiscyear1964.pdf

    This report encompasses the progress made by The Boeing Company on the Saturn S-IC Program for the fiscal year 1964 (From July 1, 1963 through July 2, 1964). The main objective of this report is to serve as an historical presentation stressing Boeing accomplishments and present capabilities under Contract NAS8-5608.
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