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United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration



  • Existence: 1958-

Administrative History

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (1958-) is an agency of the U.S. government involved in aeronautics and aerospace research and development.

NASA was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958. It grew out of the National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics (NACA), which had been researching flight technology. In the 1960s NASA focused on sending astronauts to the moon, and has also worked towards developing space technology, establishing a permanent human residence in space in the International Space Shuttle, and various exploratory flight into space. NASA's research and work focuses on four principle organizations: Aeronautics, Human Exploration and Operations, Science, and Space Technology. Currently it is working on project that will enable the eventual visit to Mars and deep space exploration.

NASA, 3 February 2017: (established by Pres. Eisenhower 1958, sent astronauts to moon, developmental projects of space travel and techonology, NASA's four prinicple organizations, current projects and goals).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Walter Howard Draper papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6180
Scope and Contents

Contains missionary diaries, scriptures, and memorabilia; military, NASA, and other civil service personnel papers; family history book and photographs; assorted personal, insurance, and legal papers; and ephemera that includes items from the Netherlands, from the 1938 World's Fair, and NASA. Items dated 1936-1987.

Dates: 1936-1987

Harold B. Lee Library records on Women of Science Reading Room

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231235398]
Identifier: UA 879
Scope and Contents

Contains agenda, press releases, speeches, correspondence, minutes of planning meetings, biographical information on the Discovery shuttle crew members, and space shuttle mission 51-D press kit compiled by NASA.

Dates: 1985

Douglas Emron Jones papers

Identifier: UA 5419
Scope and Contents

Contains papers and photographs from Jones pertaining to his life history and to proposals from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Also contains lecture materials and notes from Jones' time as a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dated 1962-2012.

Dates: 1962-2012

Carl E. Nelson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2335
Scope and Contents Contains records of Nelson's family from Denmark as well as Brigham City, Utah; Nelson's education in Box Elder County, Salt Lake Schools, Weber College (Ogden, Utah), BYU, and New York University. The collection also includes papers concerning his early career as an engineer, his work for Bell Laboratory (New Jersey), and his World War II records related to his work in the control of optical and precision instruments industries in Berlin. Also included are professional files related to the...
Dates: 1890-2001

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Letters 2
Photographs 2
45 rpm records 1
Artifacts 1
Astronautics 1