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Orbiting Solar Observatory (1966), Original NASA Facts:
Orbiting Solar Observatory (1966), Original NASA Facts(OSO-001)This original NASA Facts, published in 1966, focused on the Orbiting Solar Observatory program. Eight OSO spacecraft were launched from 1962 to 1975 in conjunction with an 11-year sunspot cycle to conduct measurements in the UV and X-ray spectra. All vehicles were launched on Delta rockets from Cape Canaveral.The OSO spacecraft design included a rotating "wheel " to provide gyroscopic stability, and a "sail" on which the solar instruments and solar cells (for power) were mounted.Topics in this NASA Facts include:- Program overview and summary of the initial missions
- The Sun
- OSO spacecraft designIncludes numerous photos and drawings. This is number 7 in volume 3 of the NASA Facts educational series focusing on space programs, spacecraft and technology.Measures 8 x 10.5 inches
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me in my interest in the space program.
In July 1969, my Father and I were fortunate to
receive a tour of the Kennedy Space Center
3 weeks before the launch of Apollo 11.
In this photo I am joined by our NASA host to
view the Saturn V/Apollo on Launch Pad 39A
surrounded by the Mobile Service Structure.
In July 1970, I had the opportunity to meet with
Wernher von Braun in his office at NASA Headquarters
in Washington, DC. Dr. von Braun was kind enough
to take the time to critique the design I had presented
at a local science fair on a space station re-using
Gemini and Apollo hardware.