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Jenkins (Dennis R.) Digital Only Space Image Collection
SDASM.SC.30021  
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Description
The Dennis Jenkins Digital Only Space Collection contains space related images collected by Mr. Jenkins and covers all major American space programs.
Background
This is a collection of images concerning the United States (mainly) space program, with a concentration on the Space Shuttle Program that ran between 1969 and 2011. Space Shuttle Mission Photos Folder This is a collection of some 170,000 images covering all Space Shuttle flights. Almost all are from official NASA sources, although some private photos exist within the collection. Flights after the Columbia accident (STS-107) contribute a significant number of these images due to two factors: an official desire to better document the flights for engineering purposes, and the advent of digital photography that greatly reduced the cost and complexity of taking and archiving large numbers of images. Many on-orbit images, taken by either the Orbiter crew or the crew of the International Space Station, exist for the later flights, again due mostly to the advent of digital photography. The images are organized with each flight having an individual folder named after the mission designation. Within each folder, particularly for the later flights, there are subfolders that attempt to subdivide the images into more workable segments.
Extent
359 Gigabytes Approx 167,000 images the Library server and on the DAMS. Images related to the US Space Program, and in particular the Space Shuttle.
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information. This material should be reviewed by the Archivist and Mr. Jenkins before being put online.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Some restrictions may apply.