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Record Unit 353

National Air and Space Museum. Center for Earth and Planetary Studies

Maps and Photographs, circa 1974-1975, with related materials from circa 1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
Title: Maps and Photographs
Dates: circa 1974-1975, with related materials from circa 1966
Quantity: 9.83 cu. ft. (2 blueprint storage boxes) (48 oversize folders)
Collection: Record Unit 353
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists entirely of oversize materials, mostly lunar surface maps and a few maps of Egypt's surface taken from space, 1966-1973, transferred from NASA.

For other records concerning lunar nomenclature, the lunar surface, and space maps of Egypt, see the papers of Farouk El-Baz, record unit 7415.

Historical Note

The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) was established in 1974 as part of a formal program of research at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). At the same time, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) transferred its collection of lunar scientific maps and photographs to CEPS. Farouk El-Baz, a lunar geologist and a member of the International Astrophysical Union Task Force on Lunar Nomenclature, was appointed first Research Director. CEPS, working with NASA, undertook both lunar and earth mapping projects, such as the Apollo Soyuz Test Project, which utilized astronauts in earth orbit to study and map earth features. El-Baz served as Director, 1974- .

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists entirely of oversized materials, mostly lunar surface maps and a few maps of Earth's surface, including Egypt, taken from space. For other records concerning lunar nomenclature, the lunar surface, and space maps of Egypt, see the papers of Farouk El-Baz, Record Unit 7415.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 353, National Air and Space Museum. Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, Maps and Photographs

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Container List

Box 1

Lunar Surface Map, 1971

Box 1 of 2

Unidentified Maps (2 maps)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Lunar Surface Photographs (2 photographs)

Box 2 of 2
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Folder 1 Lunar Surface Maps, 1968, 1970

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Folder 2 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes lunar surface maps for Apollo flights and for geologic work.

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Folder 3 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs

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Folder 4 Lunar Surface Maps, Photographs, and Transparencies. Includes lunar map by Farouk El-Baz of Descartes landing site.

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Folder 5 Lunar Surface Maps, Photographs, and Transparencies. Includes the Hadley-Apennine Region transparencies by Farouk El-Baz.

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Folder 6 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes lunar surface maps for Apollo flights and for geologic work.

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Folder 7 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes II P-13a, II P-9, II S-7 Oblique, II S-12 Oblique, II S-15 Oblique, II S-17 Oblique, Site I P-4 (old A-4), II S-11, II S-13, and II S-16.

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Folder 8 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes II P-11b, Site I P-5 (old A-5), Site I P-1 (old A-1), II P-11a, II P-8c, and II P-3b.

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Folder 9 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs

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Folders 10-12 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes lunar surface maps for Apollo flights and for geologic work.

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Folder 13 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs

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Folder 14 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter I and II.

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Folder 15 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter I and II.

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Folder 16 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter I.

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Folder 17 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Site I P-3 (old A-3), Site I P-8 (old A-8), II P-7b, and II P-13b.

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Folder 18 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes II S-3 Far Side, II S-4 Far Side, II S-5 Far Side, II S-14 Far Side, Site I P-9.2b (old A-9.2b), II S-1, II S-2a, II S-2b, and II P-12b.

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Folder 19 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes lunar surface maps for Apollo flights and for geologic work, 1967-1971.

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Folder 20 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Apollo missions and Lunar Orbiter III.

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Folder 21 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter II and V.

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Folder 22 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter II and III.

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Folder 23 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter I, II, and III.

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Folder 24 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Mission I excess photographs, Site I P-2 (old A-2), Site I P-6 (old A-6), and II P-5.

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Folder 25 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter III, II P-3a, Mission I good duplicates, and Site I P-7 (old A-7).

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Folder 26 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes II P-6b, II P-10b, II P-4, Site I P-9.2a (old A-9.2a), and II P-2.

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Folder 27 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Apollo missions and Mission I all secondary sites.

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Folder 28 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Minifax Field Test Volume II Facsimile Photographs, II P-10a, II P-8a, II P-7a, II P-8b, and II P-1.

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Folders 29-30 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter V.

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Folders 31 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes Lunar Orbiter V and Apollo missions.

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Folder 32 Lunar Surface Maps and Charts. Includes Lunar Orbiter and Apollo missions.

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Folder 33 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes A Map of the Heavens from National Geographic Magazine.

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Folders 34-35 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs

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Folder 36 Lunar Surface Maps. Includes Lunar Orbiter Photography of Site Survey Quality in and near the Apollo Zone.

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Folder 37 Lunar Surface Maps, Photographs, and Transparencies

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Folder 38 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes II S-6, II S-8, II S-9, II S-10.2, II P-6a, and II P-12a.

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Folder 39 Lunar Surface Maps. Includes Apollo/Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) Strip Mosaics for Australia, Syria, and Angola.

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Folder 40 Lunar Surface Maps. Includes ASTP Strip Mosaics for Los Angeles, Arabian Peninsula, and Egypt/Libya.

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Folder 41 Lunar Surface Maps. Includes ASTP Strip Mosaics for Arabian Peninsula and Egypt/Libya.

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Folders 42-43 Lunar Surface Maps. Includes ASTP Strip Mosaics for Egypt/Libya.

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Folder 44 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes ASTP Strip Mosaics.

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Folder 45 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes ASTP Strip Mosaics for Angola.

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Folders 46-47 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs

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Folder 48 Lunar Surface Maps and Photographs. Includes ASTP Strip Mosaics for Angola.

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