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The History Office’s Historical Reference Collection located in Room CO72 will close on Oct. 25, as part of the ongoing building renovation, and will not reopen until next summer. The good news is that we will have a much improved storage and work space by then. Reference services will continue in the interim. However, the archival staff will only be able to provide very limited reference assistance by searching the History Office digital repository. Please contact the archivists on 358-0384 or Chief Archivist Jane Odom at 358-0386 for assistance. Check this site for periodic updates.

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many nonaerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, our exploration of space has taught us to view Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. While the tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats, we also are humbled by the realization that Earth is just a tiny "blue marble" in the cosmos. Check out our "Thinking About NASA History" folder online as an introduction to how history can help you.

HISTORY AT NASA HEADQUARTERS:
An article
by former NASA Chief Historian Roger Launius on the accomplishments of the NASA History Division.

NASA HISTORY FELLOWSHIPS:
American Historical Association
History of Science Society (HSS) Fellowship in the History of Space Science
NASA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology
OTHER NASA FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

“SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION @ 50” CONFERENCE:
On 25-26 October 2012 our office cosponsored a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary planetary exploration, along with NASA's Science Mission Directorate, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The event was held at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center, 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA (in the Crystal City complex).
The archived live stream is available on www.nasa.gov/history
Click here for the planned program.
Click here for a full description.

NASA HISTORY NEWS & NOTES NEWSLETTER:
Download our latest (Third Quarter 2013) newsletter or click here for previous newsletters.

NASA HISTORY OFFICE ANNUAL REPORT:
For our Year in Review annual report, click here

NASA HISTORY ON TWITTER:
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