A Guide to the UPI NASA Related Records, 1962-1980
Journalist Bruce Nichols worked at the Houston Chronicle for the United Press International (UPI) office. He collected numerous press materials and publications on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. The U.S. government’s National Aeronautics and Space Act established NASA in 1958, and three years later Houston was selected as a site for human spaceflight training. In 1963, the JSC opened as the Manned Spacecraft Center and was renamed after President Lyndon B. Johnson ten years later. The JSC continues to operate all human space missions.
Nasa Aeronautics and Space Administration. "Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center." In Spinoff 1997: 25 Years of Reporting Down-to-Earth Benefits. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1997. http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/spinoff1997/ar5.html (accessed September 24, 2010).
UPI journalist Bruce Nichols collected the UPI NASA Related Records, 1962-1980, to document the activities of NASA, specifically at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Arranged by subjects, the collection contains NASA publications, press kits, photographs, tape transcripts, notebooks, mission briefings, annotated printed material, and UPI wire reports. The papers cover numerous manned space programs, including Apollo 14, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), and Skylab, from the planning stages to the scientific projects and experiments conducted while in space to the astronauts’ return to Earth. Press kits, mission briefings, and tape transcripts provide insight into the scientific experiments conducted by astronauts, like Owen K. Garriott, on Skylab as well as the planning stages and observations by Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Alan L. Bean, and other astronauts.
This collection is open for research use.
UPI NASA Related Records, 1962-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Detailed Description of the Papers