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Presented here is an archive of information to help further tell the story of aviation and spaceflight.

This collection of photos and documents represents a consolidation of ongoing research into items carried aboard aircraft and spacecraft. Pieces of hardware critical to mission success and those carried purely for souvenir purposes provide a rare glimpse into our exploratory past. These souvenirs, often incorporated into compelling presentations, express grattitude for those individuals who tirelessly supported each and every phase of a mission.

I encourage you to send in your stories and images for inclusion. Enjoy your research and time spent preserving a piece of history!



Site Updates

June 8th, 2021

   Heatshield presentation pages updated.
   ~ 30 new photos added: GT-4, GT-7/6 Dual Capsule, Apollo 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and Skylab 4.

May 24th, 2021

   New space topic publications page added (ATA Space Unit).

November 5th, 2020

   Historical & Carried covers page updated.
   ~ 100 covers added.

   Goldcraft covers page updated.
   ~ 6 covers added.

September 30th, 2020

   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 26 new photos added: STS-29, 34, 41D, 49, 51G, 51J, 61, 61A, 61B, 63, 79, 83, 96, 98, 100, 102, 108, and 124.

August 1st, 2020

   Historical & Carried covers page updated.
   ~ 74 covers added.

July 8th, 2020

   Goldcraft covers page updated.
   ~ 1958 album pages updated with 12 hi-res scans.
   ~ 1959 album pages updated with 20 hi-res scans.

June 24th, 2020

   Historical & Carried covers page updated.
   ~ 27 covers added.

   Goldcraft covers page updated.
   ~ 2 new cover listings (Polaris-USS submarine) added in 1961.

June 13th, 2020

   Historical & Carried covers page updated.
   ~ 34 covers added.

June 3rd, 2020

   Historical & Carried covers page updated.
   ~ 25 covers added.

   Goldcraft covers page updated.
   ~ 2 missing cover images added in 1960.

May 11th, 2020

   Historical & Carried covers page updated.
   ~ 39 covers added.

May 5th, 2020

   Historical & Carried covers page updated.
   ~ 52 covers added.

April 17th, 2020

   New page added, Historical & Carried covers.
   ~ Summary of covers from notable collector Harry A. Gordon.

April 5th, 2020

   New heatshield presentation page added.
   ~ Summary of puck shaped heatshield presentations from Mercury through Skylab.

March 28th, 2020

   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 99 new photos added: STS-1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 31, 33, 34, 41B, 41C, 44, 47, 49, 51C, 51D, 51G, 51L, 53, 58, 61, 61A, 61C,
                                      62, 63, 65, 66, 70, 88, 89, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 103, 104, 108, 114, 115, 130, and 135.

March 21st, 2020

   New heatshield presentation page added.
   ~ Summary of Gemini capsule shaped heatshield presentations.

March 17th, 2020

   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 36 new photos added: MA-9, GT-3, 8, 9, AS-202, Apollo 4, 8, 10, and Skylab 4.

December 16th, 2019

   6 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.

   ~ OFKS for: STS-51, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 67.

September 26th, 2019

   8 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.

   ~ OFKS for: STS-59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 66, 68, and 85.

September 25th, 2019

   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 8 new photos added: Apollo.
   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 90 new photos added: ALT, STS-1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 26, 27, 31, 33, 34, 41B, 41D, 44, 49, 50, 51A, 51F, 51J, 53, 57, 58, 61C,
                                      67, 69, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 85, 89, 91, 96, 108, 110, 112, 119, 124, 125, 126, 128, 132, 135.

August 19th, 2019

   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 33 new photos added: Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo.
   ~ Added owner/auction records for numbered Apollo aft heatshield plug presentations.

August 11th, 2019

   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   Created three new sections, sub-sets for 1)crew patch, 2)flag and crew patch, and 3)crew worn patch presentations.

June 7th, 2019

   11 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.
   ~ OFKS for: STS-69, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, and 82.

May 27th, 2019

   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 121 new photos added: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and MGA Combined Presetations sections.

April 2nd, 2019

   11 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.
   ~ OFKS for: STS-84, 86, 89, 90, 91, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, and 102.

March 19th, 2019

   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 146 new photos added: STS-1, 6, 7, 9, 26, 29, 30, 31, 37, 38, 41G, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 51A, 51B, 51C, 51D, 51I, 51F, 51L,
                                      52, 54, 56, 60, 61, 61B, 63, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 100,
                                      101, 103, 104, 108, 109, 113, 114, 115, 116, 119, 120, 121, 122, 126, 127, 129, 131, 132, 133, 134, and 135.

November 24th, 2018

   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 52 new photos added: STS-9, 28, 39, 41B, 41D, 41G, 45, 54, 51D, 58, 60, 61B, 64, 65, 72, 76,
                                      86, 90, 97, 101, 110, 116, 118, 121, 123, and 134.
   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 8 new photos added: Apollo 12, Apollo 15, and MGA Combined Presetations Section

May 7th, 2018

   5 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.
   ~ OFKS for: STS-35, STS-40, STS-83, STS-87, and STS-94.
   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ Several new Gemini heatshield presentation photos added.

March 16th, 2018

   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 62 new photos added: ALT, STS-7, 26, 29, 31, 32, 39, 41, 45, 51D, 57, 59, 60, 61B, 61C, 62, 63,
                                      70, 71, 72, 73, 77, 81, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 95, 102, 104, 124, 133, and 135.
   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 5 new photos added: Gemini 4, Gemini 7, and Apollo 10

January 23rd, 2018

   5 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.
   ~ OFKS for: STS-5, 88, 100, 103, and 106.
   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ Apollo heatshield plug numbering and photo table added.

December 20th, 2017

   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 23 new photos added: STS-3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 41D, 41G, 51D, 50, 53, 81, 88, 108, 121, and 134.
   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 16 new photos added: Gemini-MOL, Apollo 4, 8, 17, ASTP, Skylab 3, and STS-1

September 27th, 2017

   4 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.
   ~ OFKS for: STS-30, 31, 34, and 41.
   Shuttle presentation page updated.
   ~ 4 new photos added: STS-118, STS-123, and STS-132.
   Heatshield presentation page updated.
   ~ 6 new photos added: Apollo 8 and Apollo 12.

August 25th, 2017

   Shuttle presentation page updated.

   ~ 15 new photos added.

August 5th, 2017

   5 documents added to Shuttle OFK page.

   ~ OFKS for: STS-51A, 51D, 51G, 51I, and 61B.

July 22nd, 2017

   Shuttle presentation page updated.

   ~ 32 new photos added.
   ~ Section for Enterprise/ALT flights added.

June 15th, 2017

   Shuttle presentation page updated.

   ~ 47 new photos added.

May 25th, 2017

   Heatshield presentation page added.

   ~ Merucry, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab photo guide updated.
   ~ Gemini core sample excel file updated to REV 3.
   ~ Guide to NASA presentation lettering Styles 1 & 2 updated.

April 24th, 2017

   Website Launch - Souvenirs of Space is online!

   ~ Shuttle OFK lists added.
   ~ Shuttle flown flag and patch presentation photo guide updated.



Key Resources and Inspiration

Artifacts & Collecting

 - Space Flown Artifacts & Crew Patches
 - collecSPACE Resources and Guides
 - Relics of the Space Race
 - Check-Six Online Museum
 - Heroic Relics
 - Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Heatshields
 - Shuttle Robbins Medallion Overview
 - National Air & Space Museum Collections Search

Spacecraft & Missions

 - A Field Guide to American Spacecraft
 - List of Navy Recovery Ships (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab)
 - Apollo Image Atlas
 - Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
    - Stowage Lists
    - Closeout Photos:  Apollo 12, LM-6 /  Apollo 15, LM-10 /  Apollo 16, LM-11 /  Apollo 17, LM-12
 - Space Shuttle System Drawing Library & Index to Drawings

Media - Photos & Video

 - NASA Photostream (Kennedy) [Old Link Here]
 - NASA Photostream (Johnson) [Old Link Here]
 - Convair/General Dynamics Astronautics Atlas Negative Collection
 - NSS Space Shuttle Video Library




This page last modified: 6/8/2021
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