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Biographical note: John W. Freeman

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Apollo Missions 11-15 and Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package 1969-1971

Series II. NASA Apollo and Saturn Mission publications and Time Zero Corporation Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment/ Cold Cathode Gauge Experiment (ALSEP/ SIDE/ CCGE) publications 1966-1979

Series III. Proposals and technical drawings for the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector (ALSEP/SID) and Rice University Solar Power Satellite Research Program documents 1965-1979

Series IV. Apollo Missions 12, 14, and 15: Black and white and color positive film transparencies and 16mm silent film 1969-1971

Series V. Oversize black and white posters of LRC Lunar Orbital Project- Mission II and III and duplicate photographs of Apollo Saturn Missions 14 and 15 1966-1971

Series VI. Model of experiment 1969 - 1971

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John W. Freeman papers, 1965-1979 MS 344



creator Creator (cre) Freeman, John W.
Title: John W. Freeman Papers
Dates: Bulk, 1965-1971
Dates: 1965-1979
Abstract The collection consists of reports, photographs, and films related to the NASA Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment (SID), part of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP). This experiment, involving equipment developed by Freeman, was part of the work of Apollo missions 12, 14, and 15.
Identification: MS 344
Quantity: 6.0 linear ft.(6 document boxes, 1 carton (15x12x10), 1 oversize box (20x24x3))
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical note: John W. Freeman

Dr. John W. Freeman, professor emeritus and research professor of physics and astronomy, is a former NASA scientist and a long time professor at Rice University in the Space Sciences Department. During the Apollo missions of the 1960’s and 1970’s Dr. Freeman was instrumental in the development of the Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment, and for this effort was awarded the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement in 1973. Dr. Freeman was also involved in the Rice University solar power satellite research program; one of his two patents is a solar energy conversion device for space. He is also the author of a book published in 2001 titled Storms in Space and numerous papers and articles. In 2005 Dr. Freeman became the first director of the Master of Liberal Studies program at the School of Continuing Studies at Rice.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials related to the NASA Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment, part of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP), and includes documents and photographs from Apollo missions 11, 12, 14, and 15. The materials include glossy photographs from Apollo missions; publications and engineering reports; eleven color and seven black and white positive transparencies of 70 mm film; five 16mm silent films from NASA; and twelve oversize black and white print posters of the lunar surface. The collection is in good shape generally. The reports which were bound in metal acco fasteners and staples show some deterioration, and some of the rolls of 70 mm film show signs of moisture damage. The 16 mm films are in good shape; no sign of deterioration. The oversize pictures of the lunar surface are somewhat frayed on the edges.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research but requires 24 hours for retrieval. Please call ahead at 713-348-2586 or email the staff at woodson@rice.edu.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the John W. Freeman collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Apollo 12 (Spacecraft)
Apollo 14 (Spacecraft)
Apollo 15 (Spacecraft)
Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Apollo Spacecraft
Lunar exploration
Manned space flight
Moon--Exploration
NASA

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John W. Freeman Papers, 1965-1979, MS 344, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift donated by Dr. John W. Freeman, January 11, 1982.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. Apollo Missions 11-15 and Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package 1969-1971

Box
1-3 Apollo Saturn Mission Photographs (descriptions of photographs are included in file 1 of each document box) 1969-1971
Box Folder
1 1 Apollo Saturn Missions 11 and 12 photographs 1969
2 Apollo Saturn Mission 12 photographs 1969
3 Apollo Saturn Missions 12 and 14 photographs 1969, 1971
4-35 Apollo Saturn Mission 14 photographs 1971
Box Folder
2 1-9 Apollo Saturn Mission 14 photographs 1971
10 Apollo Saturn Missions 14 and 15 photographs 1971
11-50 Apollo Saturn Mission 15 photographs 1971
Box Folder
3 1-39 Apollo Saturn Mission 15 photographs 1971

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Series II. NASA Apollo and Saturn Mission publications and Time Zero Corporation Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment/ Cold Cathode Gauge Experiment (ALSEP/ SIDE/ CCGE) publications 1966-1979

Box
4 NASA Publications 1964-1979
1 NASA Manned Spacecraft Center. Analysis of Apollo 8: Photography and Visual Observations. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Washington, D.C. 1969
2 NASA. Saturn V Flight Manual, SA 509. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Washington, D.C. 1971
3 Morse, Mary Louise, and Jean K. Bays. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology. Volume II. November 8, 1962 to September 30, 1964. Washington, D.C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1973
4 Brooks, Courtney G., and Ivan D. Ertel. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology. Volume III. October 1, 1964 to January 20, 1966. Washington, D.C.National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1976
5 Ertel, Ivan D., and Roland W. Newkirk. The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology. Volume IV. January 21, 1966 to July 13, 1974. Washington, D.C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1978
6 Bates, James R., W. W. Lauderdale, and Harold Kernaghan. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) Termination Report. Washington, D.C. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1979
Box
5 NASA Publications and Engineering Reports 1966-1970, n.d.
1 NASA Manned Spacecraft Center. Apollo Lunar Landing Mission Symposium, Volume I. Houston, TX. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1966
2 NASA Manned Spacecraft Center. Apollo Lunar Landing Mission Symposium, Volume II. Houston, TX. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1966
3 NASA Manned Spacecraft Center. Apollo Lunar Landing Mission Symposium, Volume III. Houston, TX. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1966
4 Time-Zero Corporation. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment/Cold Cathode Gauge Experiment (ALSEP/ SIDE/CCGE) Final Engineering Report, Volume 1.1, Houston, TX. n.d.
5 Time-Zero Corporation. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment/Cold Cathode Gauge Experiment (ALSEP/ SIDE/CCGE) Final Engineering Report, Volume 1.2, Houston, TX. n.d.
6 Time-Zero Corporation. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment/Cold Cathode Gauge Experiment (ALSEP/ SIDE/CCGE) Final Engineering Report, Volume 2.1, Houston, TX. n.d.
7 Time-Zero Corporation. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector Experiment/Cold Cathode Gauge Experiment (ALSEP/ SIDE/CCGE) Final Engineering Report, Volume 2.2, Houston, TX. n.d.
8 NASA Marshal Space Flight Center. Saturn V Launch Vehicle Flight Evaluation Report AS-508, Apollo 13 Mission. Huntsville, AL: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1970

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Series III. Proposals and technical drawings for the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector (ALSEP/SID) and Rice University Solar Power Satellite Research Program documents 1965-1979

Box
6 Technical Drawings and Proposals 1965-1979
1 Marshall Laboratories drawings, Suprathermal Ion experiment, No. 51712-schematic test set. 1965
2 Marshall Laboratories drawings, Suprathermal Ion experiment, No. 51774-panel test set. 1965
3 Proposal 7065: Marshall Laboratories Technical plan for the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector (ALSEP/SID) Volume 1. 1965
4 Proposal 7065: Marshall Laboratories Technical plan for the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package/ Suprathermal Ion Detector (ALSEP/SID) Volume 2. 1965
5 Bendix Corporation drawings: Proposal 3195 Suprathermal Ion experiment. 1966
6 Bendix Corporation: Proposal 3195 Suprathermal Ion experiment. 1966
7 Rice University Solar Power Satellite Research Program. 1977-1979

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Series IV. Apollo Missions 12, 14, and 15: Black and white and color positive film transparencies and 16mm silent film 1969-1971

Carton
7 NASA Lunar Mission Films and Transparencies 1969-1971
Box Folder
7 1 Carton. Apollo 15 Mission: 7 rolls of black/white positive transparencies, 70 mm film. July 26, 1971- August 7, 1971
2 Carton. Apollo 12 Mission: 6 rolls of color positive transparencies, 70 mm film. (Rolls 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 show signs of moisture damage.) November 14,1969- November 24, 1969
3 Carton. Apollo 14 Mission: 4 rolls of color positive transparencies, 70 mm film. (Roll 3.1 shows signs of moisture damage.) January 31, 1971- February 9, 1971
4 Carton. Apollo 15 Mission: 1 roll of color positive transparencies, 70 mm film. (Roll shows signs of moisture damage.) July 26, 1971- August 7, 1971
5 Carton. Apollo 12 mission: NASA 16mm silent film. Black/white print containing view of the moon. November 14,1969-November 24, 1969
6 Carton. Apollo 12 mission: NASA 16mm silent film. Color print of rendezvous of the 2 space capsules; work on the calibration of the suprathermal ion detector. November 14, 1969- November 24, 1969
7 Carton. Apollo 14 mission: NASA 16mm silent film. Lunar landing, flag raising, equipment display by astronauts; lift-off from the lunar surface. January 31, 1971- February 9, 1971
8 Carton. Apollo 15 mission: NASA 16mm silent film. Descent; flipping of weightless objects in space capsule (5-71-263). July 26, 1971- August 7, 1971
9 Carton. Apollo 15 mission: NASA 16mm silent film. View of the lunar surface (ascent) (5-71-276). July 26, 1971- August 7, 1971

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Series V. Oversize black and white posters of LRC Lunar Orbital Project- Mission II and III and duplicate photographs of Apollo Saturn Missions 14 and 15 1966-1971

Oversize
8 Oversize Prints and Duplicate Photographs 1966-1971
Box Folder
8 1 Oversize box. Apollo Saturn Missions 14 and 15 duplicate photographs 1971
2 Oversize box. NASA – LRC Lunar Orbiter Project- Mission II: 5 oversize black and white posters 1966
3 Oversize box. NASA – LRC Lunar Orbiter Project- Mission III: 7 oversize black and white posters 1967

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Box
9 Series VI. Model of experiment 1969 - 1971
Mechanical model of Suprathermal Ion Detector 1969 - 1971

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