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Beight, Mary Catherine Grady
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Archive Compiled by a Female Control Room Mission Specialist. Comprising mission updates, photographs, employee newsletters, and souvenirs documenting JPL projects between 1965 and 1984, including Apollo, Mariner, Pioneer 10 & 11, Viking, Voyager, Skylab, SEASAT, and Galileo.
Pasadena, CA & Washington D. C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1965-1985. Archive composed of 135 printed photos with printed explanatory text (between 20.3 x 25.4 cm and 21.6 x 28 cm); 13 silver gelatine and colour photographs on glossy photo stock, most with explanatory text on the versos (between 10 x 15.25 cm and 21.6 x 28 cm); 37 printed pamphlets, newsletters, bulletins & etc., most in quarto; 14 printed letters to staff from JPL directors Bruce Murray, Ray Heacock, and Lew Allen, with printed signatures; 1 photocopied ALS from Bruce Murray; PlanetFest '81 aluminum souvenir plaque (12.7 x 22.8 cm); and 5 original JPL mailing envelopes. The bulk of the archive newly housed in individual mylar sleeves in two blue ring binders with printed silver titles to the upper covers; three certificates and the mailing envelopes separately housed in archival sleeves. Occasional minor creasing and paper clip marks, but overall this is a very well preserved archive in superb condition. An incredible archive documenting the work of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory between 1965 and 1984, the golden age of uncrewed space exploration, compiled by female control room mission specialist Mary Catherine Grady Beight (1917-2012). The heart of the archive are the 148 photographs taken during the Apollo, Mariner, Pioneer, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo missions, some of which were only released in-house, rather than as public relations packets. There are also congratulatory printed letters to staff from JPL directors, staff newsletters, certificates of achievement, and a small … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books [United Kingdom]
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