Space Science

The space sciences collection includes objects ranging from engineering models, components, and prototypes to mockups and models representing the full range of scientific activities performed on space vehicles, including both suborbital and orbital satellites, probes, and landers, as well as missions flown into orbits around other celestial bodies, including the moon, other planets, the Sun, and the Earth’s Lagrangian points.  Specific subject matter areas include but are not limited to astrophysics, biology, the earth sciences,  geophysics, planetary science, and solar physics.  Collections areas also include artifacts from the ground-based sciences that represent the intellectual and technical infrastructure within which the problems addressed by the space sciences are rationalized.

 

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  • Omnidirectional Antenna, Ranger Block III
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Corp.
    Credit Line: Gift of Huges Aircraft Company
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Aerials & Antenna
  • Electronics, Tracking, Vanguard 1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Naval Research Laboratory
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Electronics
  • Solar Wind Composition Experiment
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: NASA - Johnson Space Center
    Credit Line: Transferred from NASA-Johnson Space Center
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Lunar
  • Control and Display System, Satellite, IUE
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Bendix Corporation Aerospace Division
    Digital Equipment Corporation
    Ramtek, Inc.
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and gift of parts by Ramtek Inc., and the Digital Equipment Corporation
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Ground Control Apparatus
  • Klystron Tube, 10KW
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Varian Associates
    Credit Line: Transferred from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Electronics
  • Klystron Tube, 100KW
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Varian Associates
    Credit Line: Transferred from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Electronics
  • Rocket, Sounding, Aerobee, Parachute Section
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Designer: Charles Johnson
    Manufacturer: Pioneer Parachute Co., Inc.
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Parachutes
  • Converter, Analog to Digital, OSO
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
    Credit Line: Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Electronics
  • Drive Motor, Mirror Grinding Machine, G. W. Ritchey
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Dynamatic and Cleveland Gear
    Credit Line: Gift of the Lick Observatory, University of California.
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Power Sources
  • Microscope, Astronomical, Stereo Blink.
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: C. Ridell Company
    Credit Line: Transferred from the U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Scientific Devices
  • Mirror Transport Frame, Hubble Space Telescope
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Perkin-Elmer Corporation
    Credit Line: Transferred from the Raytheon Company through NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center.
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Design, Manufacture, Test
  • Blanket, Thermal, Lunar Traverse Gravimeter
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
    Credit Line: Gift of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Type: EQUIPMENT-Lunar