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Burnley Mahr's career as an aerospace designer began at the University of Minnesota, where he studied engineering in the 1950s. Following employment with Boeing, North American Aviation, and North American Rockwell, he worked for Rockwell International's Space & Information Systems in Downey, California. Throughout the span of his career, Mahr worked on the following projects: Navaho, Gemini, Apollo, Orbiter, LST Hubble, the Shuttle, satellite systems, and the Space Station (Skylab). His most important contribution was the design of the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm for the deployment and plucking of satellites in outer space.

Identifier

NASM.1996.0031

Creator

Mahr, Burnley

Date

1953-1994

bulk [ca. 1960s-1970s]

Provenance

Douglas Mahr, gift, 1996, 1996-0031, unknown

Extent

1.09 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Drawings

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from Mahr's work on the following projects: EOS Landsat, Orbiter, LST Hubble, Navaho, Skylab, Apollo, and the Shuttle Robot Retrieval Arm. In addition, there are also promotional materials from Rockwell International's Space Division pertaining to various spacecraft.

Genre/Form

Drawings

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Project Apollo (U.S.)

Rockwell International. Space and Information Systems

Skylab Program

Mahr, Burnley

Topics Artificial satellites
Landsat satellites -- EOS Landsat
Manned space flight
Space flight
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Astronautics
Aerospace engineers
Space Shuttle Orbiter
Hubble (Large) Space Telescope
Navaho missile (SM-64)
Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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