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Manuscript Group 111

Denault Space Program Memorabilia

Papers, 1969-1977
19 l.f.

This Descriptive Inventory of the Space Program Memorabilia of David Guy Denault in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen, October 1982.


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.


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.

File cards have been maintained for all series in this collection. In addition, cards have been made for all photographs and NASA tape recordings. These cards are in the Archives Collection card catalog and may be consulted in the Special Collections Library.


I. General Information Boxes 1-2

II. Apollo Lunar Landing Program Boxes 3-27

III. Other Programs

a. Skylab Boxes 28-32

b. Space Shuttle Box 33

c. Planetary Exploration Box 33


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.


69-83. Apollo 11 time line, crew profile. (June 2)

69-83A. Apollo flight plan changes. (June 13)

69-83B. Background Information: National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Apollo program.

69-83C. Apollo 11 television. (June 2)

69-83D. Apollo 11 goodwill messages. (June 27)

69-83E. Apollo 11 flags. (July 3)

69-83F. Apollo 11 goodwill messages. (July 13)

69-83G. Lunar globe available. (July 14)

69-83H. U.S., foreign flags on Apollo 11.

69-83J. Apollo pictures available. (July 23)

69-83I. Space TV advances. (July 15)

69-102. Mariners aiming for Mars.

69-105. AAP orbital workshop (July 22)

69-106. ERRDF at Houston. (July 27)

69-115. Apollo 13, 14 crews (August 6)

69-130. Moon surface samples distributed. (Sept. 12)

69-148A. Apollo 12 quarantine procedures. (Oct. 31)

69-148B. Apollo 12 aiming point change.

69-148C. Ground observation of Apollo 12.

69-148D. IMP teams with Apollo 12. (Nov. 13)

69-162. Fra Mauro Apollo 13 site. (Dec. 10)

70-67. Apollo 14 landing site selected. (May 7)

70-86. Astronaut pre-launch isolation asked. (May 30)

70-93. Skylab simulator contract. (June 5)

70-109. Apollo 14 rescheduled to January 1971. (June 30)

70-125. First moon landing anniversary. (July 17)

70-150. Apollo 14 small lunar explosions. (Sept. 20)

70-151. Skylab space food technology. (Oct. 1)

70-156. Low congratulates Soviet Union. (Sept. 24)

70-159. Apollo crew health program. (Sept. 30)

70-166. Apollo 14 preliminary time line. (Oct. 7)

70-173. US-Soviet meeting. (Oct. 12)

70-183. Research and technology office reorganized. (Oct. 27)

70-192. Modular space station studies. (Nov. 12)

70-202. Lunar water process. (Nov. 20)

70-207. Apollo 14 Saturn modified. (Dec. 4)

70-210. US-Soviet agreement. (Dec. 9)

70-215. Earth Resources survey workshop. (Dec. 23)

70-221. Apollo recovery procedure revised. (Dec. 31)

70-223. US-USSR space research discussions.

71-3. Apollo 14 launch (Jan. 31)

71-9. US-USSR space meeting. (Jan. 21)

71-16. US-USSR editorial board. (Feb. 1)

71-31. Apollo 16 crew selected. (March 3)

71-43. Primitive life on Mars? (March 23)

71-57. US-Soviet agreement. (March 31)

71-73. Apollo 15 time line. (April 23)

71-81. Mariner Venus Mercury '73. (April 29)

71-90. Mariner status. (May 20)

71-106. Apollo 16 site selection. (June 17)

71-112. Corn blight watch experiment. (June 18)

71-114. Record number of requests for NASA data. (June 23)

71-119. Apollo 15 launch July 26. (July 15)

71-121. Space shuttle studies extended.

71-122. Space technology drives wheelchair. (July 7)

71-134. Change in Apollo 15 suit procedure.

71-140. Life scientist research program.

71-143. Viking contractor.

71-145. Scientists to have new look at Mars.

71-150. Breathing oxygen reclaimed from water vapor. (August 19)

71-175. Mariner 9 status report and science review. (Sept. 16)

71-187. Shipment of Skylab trainers.

71-196. Mariner - 37 days from Mars. (Oct. 7)

71-202. NASA to survey earth's resources. (Oct. 20)

71-204. US/USSR space meeting ends.

71-205. Skylab astronauts training. (Oct. 20)

71-209. Space shuttle experts to visit European industries.

71-210. US/USSR space agreement.

71-211. Apollo 16 preliminary timeline.

71-214. Mariner 9 on precise course to Mars. (Oct. 21)

71-221. NASA computer program aids automotive industry. (Nov. 4)

71-225. Mars mapping. (Nov. 4)

71-226. NASA seeks suggestions for using space technology. (Nov. 16)

71-230. Apollo 16 to carry West German experiment.

71-231. Gilruth group to visit Moscow. (Nov. 19)

71-240. NASA message to Moscow. (Dec. 3)

71-241. NASA-European meeting. (Dec. 6)

71-244. NASA-Soviet Academy of Sciences communique. (Dec. 7)

71-247. Apollo 16 cosmic ray detector. (Dec. 19)

_____. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Schedule for 1972.

71-25 . US Mars message to USSR (Dec. 29)

72-4. Space shuttle information. (Jan. 6)

72-5. Apollo 16 rescheduled. (Jan. 7)

72-6. Earth resources review at MSC. (Jan. 11)

72-8. Revised Apollo 16 preliminary timeline.

172-12. Skylab flight crews named. (Jan. 19)

72-13. Sjoberg appointment. (Jan. 18)

72-14. Airborne expedition to study clouds. (Jan. 19)

72-15. Space-developed smog detector. (Jan. 27)

_____. Saturn V anniversary. (Jan. 25)

72-16. Intelsat on station over Pacific. (Jan. 25)

72-18. Fra Mauro samples provided to Soviet Academy. (Jan. 26)

72-20. Clear air turbulence research. (Feb. 2)

72-21. Vision tester. (Feb. 1)

72-24. NASA technology checks tire safety. (Feb. 8)

72-25. Pioneer F Mission to Jupiter. (Feb. 20)

72-26. Subsatellite data problem. (Feb. 10)

72-30. Archaeological techniques applied to lunar program. (Feb. 16)

72-32. Pioneer F Plaque.

72-33. Apollo 17 site selection. (Feb. 16)

72-37. Scientists chosen to help plan Venus missions.

72-39. Ground observers to aid Skylab solar studies. (Feb. 25)

72-40. NASA computer program aids American designers. (Feb. 27)

72-42. NASA proposes Jupiter-Saturn Mission. (Feb. 24)

72-47. Space techniques help surgeons. (March 8)

72-48. Mariner 9 success. (March 8)

72-50. Pioneer 10 on Jupiter trajectory. (March 8)

72-51. Test hospital room to aid paralyzed patients. (March 10)

72-57. NASA exhibit features space research benefits. (March 20)

72-58. Remote measurements of pollution. (March 14)

72-61. Space shuttle decisions. (March 15)

72-64. Apollo 16 launch April 16. (April 6)

72-67. Mariner 9 resumes observations of Mars. (March 24)

72-68. Pioneer 10 completes midcourse maneuver. (March 24)

72-69. USSR/NASA meeting in Houston. (March 24)

72-74. ATS aids in Alaskan emergencies. (April 5)

72-77. NASA reps to Moscow for Lunar sample. (April 7)

72-88. US/USSR reports on docking. (April 24)

72-90. Water on Mare might not support life. (May 2)

72-98. Large space telescope planned for 1980's.

72-105. Relativity theory test. (May 23)

72-108. Nuclear system for converting wastes to water.

72-111. Pioneer 10 crosses orbit of Mars. (May 29)

72-113. Von Braun to retire from NASA. (May 26)

72-115. NASA believes subsatellite crashed into moon. (May 30)

72-117. Major Skylab test completed. (May 31)

72-118. Viking parachute test scheduled. (June 8)

72-120. Scientists report evidence of lunar crust, mantle, and core.

72-123. Mariner 9 to resume photographing Mars.

72-128. NASA technology benefits respiratory medicine.

_____. 10 years of trans-ocean TV. (July 4)

72-134. Apollo-Soyuz test project meeting.

72-143. Mariner 9 completes mapping entire Mars surface.

72-146. Student experiments selected for Skylab.

72-149. Apollo 17 crew named.

72-153. Shuttle contractor selection.

72-154. NASA technology as an aid to cities.

72-157. US-USSR space biology report.

72-163. Bathroom commode design for space shuttle passengers. (Aug. 16)

72-169. Apollo 17 preliminary timeline. (Aug. 22)

72-173. Laser communication experiment.

72-174. Petrone to head ASTP.

72-175. Life scientists research program for 1972.

72-187. NASA and scientists agree on planetary exploration.

72-196. Device permits 10 new experiments on Skylab.

72-198. Moscow meeting on joint space mission. (Oct. 5)

72-208. Apollo 17 night photos. (Oct. 25)

72-210. Remote health care test site to be selected.

72-211. Apollo/Soyuz meeting. (Nov. 3)

72-213. Life in outer space is symposium topic. (Nov. 9)

72-220. Apollo 17 launch Dec. 6.

72-222. NASA and EPA doing pollution research.

72-225. Apollo 17 lunar samples to be displayed throughout world. (.Nov. 20)

72-227. Air sampling instruments to be flight tested.

72-241. Ten years of planetary exploration.

______. Highlights of 1972 activities.

73-13. Canadian scientists identify water molecules in Kohoutek's tail. (Jan. 18)

73-14. Explorer I launched 15 years ago. (Jan- 31)

73-15. US crew for Apollo-Soyuz mission.

73-16. First Apollo 17 rock samples allocated to investigators. (Jan- 31)

73-20. US/USSR planetary exploration working group. (Feb. 5)

73-27. Pioneer 10 safely through asteroid belt.

73-35. Studies for highly maneuverable aircraft. (March 1)

73-36. Space technology used in new life raft.

73-37. Saturn rings appear to be rocks. (March 5)

73-38. US, Soviets to exchange new data on Mars and Venus. (March 5)

73-41. Pioneer G readied for launch to Jupiter. (April 1)

73-50. NASA adopts new approach to lunar studies.

73-52. New device provides self-help for paralysis victims, amputees. (March 22)

73-65. First radar 'pictures' of lunar surface.

73-67. Skylab launch date set. (April 4)

73-71. Analyzer has spin-off potential. (April 12)

73-78. Skylab 1 and 2 preliminary timeline. (April 18)

73-80. Skylab aims at being useful.

73-84. Skylab crew isolation begins. (April 24)

73-86. The Steeker-Puget theory of galaxy formation.

73-89. Skylab crews briefed on photographs of major earth events. (May 3)

73-90. Skylab to be visible. (May 2)

73-134. Space act signed 15 years ago. (July 29)

73-135. NASA board reports on Skylab meteoroid shield failure. (July 19)

73-142. Skylab spider web experiment.

73-178. NASA announces experiments for ASTP mission.

73-190. NASA 15th anniversary statements.

73-191. Europe to build spacelab for US reusable space shuttle.

73-238. NASA biologists discover rare earth organism.

73-250. ASTP crew to visit Soviet Union. (Nov. 15)

73-252. Special Skylab camera to photograph comet Kohoutek.

73-257. Skylab 4 astronauts to observe barium cloud.

73-265. Camera settings, sighting information for photographing Kohoutek.

73-268. NASA scientists study acid clouds of Venus.

74-10. Space technology helps prevent oil spills.

74-16. NASA scientists uncover earth-like molecules from Space. (Jan. 24)

74-41. Life possibilities featured in new Mars film.

74-49. ASTP mission emblem selected. (March 4)

74-72. Processing vaccines in space.

74-73. Fire escape device developed by NASA.

74-100. Use of satellite in flood monitoring.

74-117. NASA research may lead to safer auto brakes, plane tires.

74-126. Satellite to relay TV from Apollo Soyuz.

74-131. NASA sensors aid in cerebral palsy research.

74-160. 747 selected for space shuttle orbiter ferry flights.

74-161. Down to earth space benefits result from moon missions.

74-193. New ERTS investigations selected. (July 12)

74-208. ERTS satellite used in management of water resources.

74-209. Venus holds clues to earth's weather.

74-228. Astronaut Gibson announces resignation. (Aug. 21)

74-238. Pioneer findings paint new picture of Jupiter.

74-246. Apollo Soyuz crews to observe, photograph earth features. (Sept. 9)

74-247. Apollo Soyuz crews to produce own "solar eclipse".

74-252. Soyuz crews in US--NASA engineers to visit Moscow.

74-263. Satellite helps protect Florida Everglades.

74-279. Initial space shuttle flights to land in California. (Oct. 18)

74-281. Correspondents should make Apollo/Soyuz reservations.

74-315. Scientists uncover clue to Io's glitter.

74-331. Scherer named KSC director.

75-1. NASA to study ocean features from spacecraft.

75-56. NASA future programs.

75-57. All eight Saturn IB fins to be replaced.

75-62. Crystals to be grown in space during ASTP mission.

75-79. Requirements may ease for shuttle non-pilot crew members. (March 24)

75-89. ASTP experiment to probe ultraviolet radiation sources.

75-90. Multipurpose furnace to be used for ASTP experiments.

75-99. Final ASTP crew training in USSR. (April 11)

75-108. ASTP to study earth mass density concentrations.

75-110. Three Apollo Soyuz science demonstrations planned.

75-111. ASTP experiment planned on ultraviolet absorption.

75-117. Language to pose no barrier in Apollo-Soyuz flight.

75-119. Baltimore student is Viking contest winner.

75-120. Voice controlled wheelchair exhibited. (April 30)

75-167. Apollo Soyuz experiment seeks improved optical fibers. (June 9)

75-171. Is moon an ancient piece of earth?

75-269. Carbon monoxide found on Jupiter for first time.

77-84. NASA features woman commentator for shuttle flights. (April 25)

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 Activities. September 15, 1973, June 1975, July 1975.

NASA Space Sheet. October 1, 1968. (NASA 10th anniversary issue)

New Horizons. 1975. 40 p.

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. 1968. 36 p.

Bendix Corporation. "Electronic lunar lifeline." (large poster)

Boeing Company. You and Space. March 1972. 15 p.

DOD Support of Manned Space Flight Programs. US Department of Defense, 1968. 74 p.

"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. 1972. 37 p.

RCA. Man and S-Dace. 1973. 45 p.

Reinert, Jeanne: "5 unexpected new discoveries about the moon." Science Digest, November 1970, pp. 9-14.

Space Task Group Report. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1969.

TRW Space Log. Spring-Summer 1968; Winter 1968-69; 1973 (Special 15 years in space: 1957-1972)


4 newspaper articles on the space program.

Denault, Dave. "About Space." 18 articles published in the Deerfield Beach Observer from 1969 to 1972.

Denault, Dave. "Wildlife and rocketry co-exist." Deerfield Beach Observer, July 3, 1969.


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

Film. 16mm. Spaceport 1968.

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


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

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.


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.'"


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.

III. Other Programs


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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