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Guide to the David W. Lozier Papers
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I Scrapbooks and Personal Papers 1962 - 2008

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This series documents Lozier's personal recollections and research, with particular focus on his time working with the Pioneer Project from 1966 until 1997, first as an engineer and eventually as flight director.
Contained within are digital scrapbooks in which Lozier, after retiring from NASA in 2005, combined historical images with his own descriptive text to illustrate his personal experiences in the space program and work done on Pioneer 6 through Pioneer Venus, as well as Lunar Prospector. Several documents demonstrate Lozier's admiration for the Pioneer Project Manager, Charles Hall, who led the project from 1962 until 1980. Lozier advised on Mark Wolverton's 2004 book about Pioneer interplanetary probes, The Depths of Space, and this series contains some of their correspondence in which Lozier gives historical context and clarification to Wolverton, as well as a draft of Wolverton's article about Pioneer Saturn, "Pathfinding the Rings." Lozier also advised on Hamish Lindsay's webpage about the Pioneer missions, part of a website that honors the Deep Space Network work performed at the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Canberra, Australia. Also included: Lozier's curriculum vitae, retirement business cards, excerpted project data, and short autobiographies; photographs including personal snapshots of himself, colleagues, flight hardware, and ephemera from the 1960s through the 2000s, as well as images of favorite books a Pioneer Project bibliography he compiled, trajectory designs, and events; and Lozier's collected clippings and newsletters relating to the Pioneer Project over many decades, from both NASA and external publications including Star Date, Air and Space, Mercury, the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society and others, for his personal research and reference.

II NASA Work 1996 - 2007

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This series contains working files mainly relating to several flown and proposed solar system exploration missions that Lozier worked on during the last decade of his tenure at Ames. These cover a range of endeavors, such as: lunar rover, impactor, penetrator and sample return (Victoria, Lunar Prospector, Polar Night); Mars rover, airplane, and communications networks (e.g., Mars Exploration Rover, Express, Global Surveyor, Aeroplane); Venus probes (Evening Star, Venus Surface and Atmosphere Geochemical Explorer); and space telescopes using spectroscopy to address questions in astrobiology (Kepler and Astrobiology Explorer).
Files included are mission design and analysis documentation and data, concept studies, proposals, technical papers, and some notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, plans, timelines, schedules, reference documents, press kits, and photographs. Many file directories include trajectory plots, analyses, and related data generated by Lozier and colleague Khaled F. "Ken" Galal.