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VENUS

EARTH

Details: The Apollo program included a variety of missions from which imagery was obtained. The photography was acquired with both hand-held and spacecraft-mounted cameras.

Holdings: Imagery varies with the mission and cameras flown. Holdings generally include 8 × 10 prints, 70-mm positive transparencies, and mission reports.

The Individual Apollo Missions

Skylab 2

Details: Images taken while in Earth orbit from 5/25/73 to 6/22/73.

Holdings: 8 × 10 prints and 70-mm 5 × 5 positive transparencies. Mission reports.

Skylab 3

Details: Images taken while in Earth orbit from 7/28/73 to 9/25/73.

Holdings:
8 × 10 prints and 70-mm 5 × 5 positive transparencies. Mission reports.

Skylab 4

Details: Images taken while in Earth orbit from 11/16/73 to 2/8/74.

Holdings: 8 × 10 prints and 70-mm 5 × 5 positive transparencies. Mission reports.

Details: Images from Earth orbit by the astronauts.

Holdings: 70-mm 4 × 5 positive transparencies and videodisks. Mission catalogs. Missions STS1 through STS68 (1980-1995).

Details: Two gravity assist flybys of the Earth and Moon; one on 12/8/90 and one on 12/7/92.

Holdings: 8 × 10 press release prints, 5 × 5 negatives, and CD-ROMs.

MOON

Surveyor 1

Details: Soft landing 6/2/66; touchdown north of Flamsteed. Returned 11,237 images from lunar surface.

Holdings: 70-mm prints and negatives. Mission reports.

Surveyor 3

Details: Soft landing 4/20/76; touchdown in Oceanus Procellarum. Returned 6315 images of surface, dug lunar soil with shovel.

Holdings: 70-mm prints and negatives. Mission reports.

Surveyor 5

Details: Soft landing 9/11/67; target Mare Tranquillitatis. Returned 18,006 images. Performed first chemical analysis of lunar soil.

Holdings: 70-mm prints and negatives. Mission reports.

Surveyor 6

Details: Soft landing 11/10/67; target Sinus Medii. Returned 30,065 images. Performed chemical and mechanical studies of lunar soil.

Holdings: 70-mm prints and negatives. Mission reports.

Surveyor 7

Moon Details: Soft landing 1/10/68; target rim of crater Tycho. Returned 21,274 images. Performed chemical analysis of lunar soil from trench.

Holdings:
70-mm prints and negatives and 8 × 10 mosaic prints. Mission reports.

MARS

JUPITER

Details: Jupiter orbiter/probe. Observed comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts while en route. Arrived on 12/7/95 (mission is ongoing).

Holdings: 8 × 10 press release prints and CD-ROMs. Mission reports.

SATURN

Details: Flyby of Saturn (63,000 miles) on 8/25/81. Returned images and data.

Holdings: 5 × 5 prints and negatives, 10 × 10 prints, 8 × 10 press release prints, and CD-ROMs. Microfiche and mission reports.

URANUS

NEPTUNE

 

Last updated November 23, 2010