A unparalleled collection of space research material and space media. Over decades General Astronautics has accumulated a vast quantity of important material and notable archives. Supplementing this is background research from hundreds of studies, publications and a unique audio and video library. The managed digitisation and dissemination of the archive is taking place through The Space Library. Having already reached several terabytes with 250,000 technical documents yet to do and new archives reaching GARC each year it is an important project.
400 hours of unique video interviews with Apollo astronauts
500 hours of audio recordings including interviews with such luminaries as
Wernher von Braun
Unique panoramic imagery, 3D video and CAD models
Authentic 3D video of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin together talking about the moon landings.
Hundreds of 3D /Wireframe space vehicle models
Over 100 lunar panoramic images assembled from video frames
The personal archives of such notable people as
Frederick I Ordway III,
Don Beattie (Apollo Applications Program and ISS),
Dr Phil Lapp (Founder of Spar Aerospace)
Michael Lennick (Gold Rose Award winner) and film maker
Rhett Turner (space correspondent for the Voice of America in the 1960s).
The Lennick collection and interviews
Walter Cronkite, J
and many more.
Meticulously catalogued with extensive metadata
Searchable scans of nearly 50,000 NASA images, with their captions and NASA file numbers covering everything from the birth of NASA to the 1980s
Searchable index of every roll of NASA film shot between 1958 and the 1980s with date, content and file numbers.
A library of over a 1000 books on spaceflight from the early 19th century to the Present
An index to the entire archive of the British Interplanetary Society journal and Spaceflight magazine.
Complete indexed runs of the journals of the 1920s German Rocket Societies
Translated diagrams and imagery of most of the Soviet Space Program designs
A collection of 500 space history artifacts from the 19th century to the present
Full Blueprint designs for space vehicles
Popular culture magazines
We preserve, organise and record using the most advanced archival digitistion equipment ensuring the best quality preservation and digitisation of original technical space related documents, photos, film, audio and video and three-dimensional objects. Expert descriptive metadata is added to digitised files, improving search results and access to information.