Guide to the Keith McGee "Skylab Student Project" papers, 1962-1980 MS 044
Keith McGee of Garland, TX was among 25 winners of a contest in which some 3,500 high school students proposed experiments for the following year's Skylab Mission. The nationwide scientific competition was sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The winning students, along with their parents and sponsor teachers, visited MSFC where they met with scientists and engineers, participated in design reviews for their experiments, and toured MSFC facilities. Of the 25 students, 6 did not see their experiments conducted on Skylab because the experiments were not compatible with Skylab hardware and timelines. Of the 19 remaining, 11 experiments required the manufacture of additional equipment.
The Keith McGee papers consist of correspondence, publications, and miscellaneous material collected while working on the “Skylab Student Project” at the Johnson Space Center in 1973. The collection includes photos, typed correspondence, printed material, and films.
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Permission to publish material from the Keith McGee "Skylab Student Project" papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
Keith McGee "Skylab Student Project" papers, 1962-1980, MS 44 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
This collection was a gift donated by Keith McGee on August 1, 1991.
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