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Bevan French Collection:
A unique personal collection of books, photographs, periodicals and papers on space exploration and planetary topics ranging from early 1950’s pre-mission to late 1990’s

Topics include:
(clicking on links will reference a pdf
with a comprehensive list of items.)

• Apollo Program: Mission Activities
• Astronomy: Universe
• Bevan French: NASA-related papers
• Earth Observations (from space)
• Exobiology, Astrobiology
• Geology: Magazine Articles, etc.
• Mars
• Meteorites and Tektites
• Miscellaneous materials
• Moon
• Moon (in file folders)
• NASA papers
• Planetary (in file folders)
• Planetary Geology
• Planets: Missions, individual planets
• Solar System
• Space Exploration

Ames Vertical Gun impact experiment samples:
Samples from impact experiments at the Ames Vertical Gun Range, including surfaces and cross-sections.

Early Lunar Orbiter production prints and negatives:
Pre-production negatives and mosaics of Lunar Orbiter frames from the former Menlo Park facility.

Large Apollo Mission Planning Acetates:
Large translucent annotated planning maps for Apollo landing and surface activities.

International Observatories Lunar Telescopic Views:
Pre-unmanned mission Earth-based telescopic views of the Moon from major observatories around the world.

Mercury

Mariner 10, 1974

 

Venus

Galileo, 1990
Magellan, 1989
Pioneer, 1978-1992
Mariner 10, 1974

Earth

Galileo, 1990, 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth's Moon

Clementine, 1994
Apollo 1961-1975
Lunar Orbiter V, 1967
Lunar Orbiter IV, 1967
Lunar Orbiter III, 1967
Lunar Orbiter II, 1966
Lunar Orbiter I, 1966
Surveyor 7, 1968
Surveyor 6, 1967
Surveyor 5, 1967
Surveyor 3, 1967
Surveyor 1, 1966
Ranger 9, 1965
Ranger 8, 1965
Ranger 7, 1964
Telescopic

 

 

Mars

Viking 2, 1976
Viking 1, 1976
Mariner 9, 1971
Mariner 7, 1969
Mariner 6, 1969
Mariner 4, 1965

 

 

Jupiter

Galileo, 1990
Voyager 2, 1979
Voyager 1, 1979
Pioneer 11, 1974
Pioneer 10, 1973

 

Saturn

Voyager 2, 1981
Voyager 1, 1980
Pioneer 11, 1979

Uranus

Voyager 2, 1989

Neptune

Voyager 2, 1989

 

Other Objects

Asteroid Eros (NEAR, 2001), Comet Halley
Asteroid 951, Gaspra,
Ida (Galileo, 1991)