Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Keith McGee "Skylab Student Project" papers, 1962-1980 MS 044



creator McGee, Keith
Title: Keith McGee "Skylab Student Project" papers
Dates: 1962-1980
Abstract: 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.
Identification: MS 044
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Keith McGee "Skylab Student Project" papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

letters (correspondence)
clippings (information artifacts)
reports
photographs
Space sciences
McGee, Keith

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Keith McGee "Skylab Student Project" papers, 1962-1980, MS 44 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift donated by Keith McGee on August 1, 1991.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Correspondence, 1970

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, 1970



Series II: Publicity and published materials, 1962-1980

Box Folder
1 2 Newspaper articles (see also oversize, box 3)
3 Magazine articles
4 Magazines: Time; Look; National Geographic
5 Books: Man's Conquest of Space; Materials Processing in Space: Early Experiments
6 Record: "First Man on the Moon"
7 NASA Skylab Mission Chart, Nov. 10, 1973
8 NASA News, July 20, 1972
9 Reel-to-reel tape: "Skylab" #ed. Z1 answer print
Box
2 Spacelab News Reference
Gemini Press Reference Book
Apollo Spacecraft News Reference Book
Box
3 Oversize: Newpaper articles