Historic Documents

NAL-JSC will post historic data and information for people who are interested in what happened in the early days of the space program on this page.

JSC History

The Texas Archive of the Moving Image’s special collection titled A Journey to the Moon Through Texas.  The collection consists of NASA produced industrial films, home movies of ticker-tape parades welcoming home astronauts, and even a safety film starring Doris Day.  The films cover the period from the Mercury program through the Apollo program.  Perhaps even more interesting is witnessing how NASA impacted our community throughout the 1960’s, especially in the film titled The NASA Manned Spacecraft Center: A National Resource.  We’ve enjoyed the archive, seeing how much has changed in the last 50+ years and how much has stayed the same.  We hope you enjoy it too.
http://www.texasarchive.org/a_journey_to_the_moon/all_films/ - See more at: https://www.nal-jsc.org/front#sthash.GtSrhb8L.dpu
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image’s special collection titled A Journey to the Moon Through Texas.  The collection consists of NASA produced industrial films, home movies of ticker-tape parades welcoming home astronauts, and even a safety film starring Doris Day.  The films cover the period from the Mercury program through the Apollo program.  Perhaps even more interesting is witnessing how NASA impacted our community throughout the 1960’s, especially in the film titled The NASA Manned Spacecraft Center: A National Resource.  We’ve enjoyed the archive, seeing how much has changed in the last 50+ years and how much has stayed the same.  We hope you enjoy it too.
http://www.texasarchive.org/a_journey_to_the_moon/all_films/ - See more at: https://www.nal-jsc.org/front#sthash.GtSrhb8L.d

Oral Histories

Knowledge Capture

Space Shuttle History Storytelling Event - November 20, 2013 (Updated)

NAL had a total of four events coordinated by the JSC Knowledge Management Office (Now headed by Irene E. Kaye who can be reached at irene.e.kaye@nasa.gov. She is suppported by Julie Barnes-Gober who can be reached at julie.a.barnes@nasa.gov.   These meetings were huge successes.

The events were:

  • Propulsion from Apollo to Shuttle
  • Electric Power
  • Flight Planning
  • Apollo Recollections

Donate Your Papers and Records

NASA maintains an archive of historical information at UHCL, which is managed and administered by archivist, Lauren Meyers. Ms. Meyers would appreciate having your personal papers for the archive. No preparation on your part is required – Ms. Meyers and her staff will receive your donation of your papers and records, will go through them carefully to remove any items of a private nature to return to you (such as personnel documents), will systematize your records and keep them in a form that can be accessed by historians and researchers, and by your family and descendants in the future. You can contact Lauren Meyers at Archives@UHCL.edu or you can call her office at 281-283-3936.

Lending Library
The NAL is beginning a lending library of aerospace books that have been contributed by members. These books span the age of all our programs - Mercury to today. These books are stored at Tietronix Software on Gemini Ave. Check here to see the current list of books. You will also see how to check out a book. Normal checkout time is two weeks.

If you have other space related technical books that are still sitting on your shelves and no one wants them, the NAL Library does. Call Frank Hughes at 281-404-7259 to see if you can take a tax deduction from your contribution.

NAL-JSC recommends certain web sites to our members and colleagues where we feel that interesting information can be obtained. (We try to keep these links up to date but sometimes that is not possible.)

NASA Sites

Other Sites

Archives

Annual Reports

Newsletters