On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing, NASA is seeking ideas from the public, academia, and industry about how to analyze and catalog notes from spaceflight pioneer Wernher von Braun into an electronic, searchable database or other system.

Von Braun was the first director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA’s Apollo program. NASA has a full collection of “Weekly Notes” von Braun wrote during the 1960s and 1970s. These notes were used to track programmatic and institutional issues at Marshall, and are considered by many historians to be a valuable source of data.

NASA has issued a request for information and is looking for concepts that will provide an innovative resource for agency engineers and scientists, as well as researchers in academia and industry.

For additional information and to view the request for information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/somd/home

For more a complete biography of von Braun, visit: http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/vonbraun/bio.html

NASA is planning several activities and events for the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20. The events will celebrate the Apollo Program, its accomplishments, and the benefits to our lives today.

For more information about NASA’s Apollo 40th Anniversary activities, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/apollo40th

[phpbay](von braun|apollo 11), 100, “1”, “”[/phpbay]

Werner Von Braun Videos:


[phpzon keywords=”Werner Von Braun” num=”3″]

Werner Von Braun News:

Rosetta watches comet shed its dusty coat

26 Jan 2015 at 12:00pm
The mission is providing unique insight into the life cycle of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s dusty surface. Read more...

Hilltop panorama marks Mars rover’s 11th anniversary

26 Jan 2015 at 12:00pm
Opportunity has driven 25.9 miles (41.7 kilometers) since it arrived at the Red Planet in 2004. Read more...

Getting to know Rosetta's comet

23 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
The spacecraft is revealing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as having a remarkable array of surface features and with many processes contributing to its activity, painting a complex picture of its evolution. Read more...

Filed under: Mercury, Gemini & Apollo

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!