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On December 23, 1986 the unique Voyager aircraft completed the first nonstop, non-refueled circumnavigation of the globe. Voyager's designer, Burt Rutan, its pilots for the nine-day historic flight, Richard "Dick" Rutan and Jeana Yeager, as well as crew chief Bruce Evans, were all to win the Collier Trophy for their accomplishment of one of aviation's last "firsts."

Identifier

NASM.2000.0054

Creator

Riva, Peter

Date

1986-1987

Provenance

Peter Riva, Gift, 2000, 2000-0054, unknown

Extent

9.89 Cubic feet ((1 letter document box) (8 records center boxes) (2 shoeboxes) (1 flatbox))

Restrictions

See accession file.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Transcripts

Clippings

Videotapes

Audiotapes

Business records

Legal documents

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the records kept by project manager Peter Riva and includes legal files, general office files, audio tapes, videotapes, newspaper and magazine accounts of the flight and transcripts of the account that would become the book, Voyager by Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan with Phil Patton, published by Knopf in 1987.

Genre/Form

Transcripts

Clippings

Videotapes

Audiotapes

Business records

Legal documents

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

Evans, Bruce

Riva, Peter

Rutan, Burt

Rutan, Richard "Dick"

Yeager, Jeana

Topics Rutan Model 76 Voyager
Aeronautics -- Records
Endurance flights
Aeronautics -- Flights
Aeronautics -- Awards
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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