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Guide to the Robert P. Hogan Collection, 1969-1997
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Series Description

Boxes 1-3, 8.

PP04.12-1 I. Pioneer Project 1969-1997.

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged into two subseries documenting Hogan’s successive assignments during the ten years he served as the NASA Ames representative at TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, a member of the operations branch during the Pioneer 10 and 11 Jupiter Encounters, and ultimately Flight Director for the Pioneer 11 Saturn Encounter.
The first subseries consists of one folder of miscellaneous documents and photographs providing program overviews of the Pioneer Project.
The second subseries focuses on various aspects of Pioneer 10 and 11 in several formats, from the ephemera, news clippings, and newsreels testifying to the scientific success and public popularity of these missions to the slides and photographs depicting novel images of the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Of particular note are the documents and photographs that provide detailed information on the planning and preparation of the dedicated team that made the Pioneer 11 Saturn Encounter possible.
Boxes 4-7.

PP04.12-2 II. Space Life Sciences Program 1985-1996.

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged into three subseries documenting Hogan’s involvement as Chief of the Research Animal Holding Facility (RAHF) Project Office and Deputy Chief of the Space Life Sciences Payloads Office (SLSPO) in the research, construction, testing, and deployment of RAHFs on successive shuttle missions.
The first subseries documents the phases of the RAHF Project, from the establishment of design requirements for the responsible use of animal subjects in space research to the preliminary design review and ultimately the critical design review, which addressed the RAHF malfunctions occurring during the STS-51B/Spacelab-3 mission in 1985.
The second subseries documents the Rhesus Project (also known as the LPF or Large Primate Facility Project), a joint undertaking between the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France. The project plans, supporting project data, Rhesus Research Facility (RRF) requirements, termination plan, and final report trace this joint effort to study the biomedical changes in rhesus monkeys during spaceflight.
The third subseries primarily concerns two Spacelab Missions, the STS-51B/Spacelab-3 on board the Space Shuttle Challenger in April-May 1985 and the STS-40/Spacelab Life Sciences-1 on board the Space Shuttle Columbia in June 1991. Of note are the follow-up reports, reviews, and memoranda thoroughly documenting the successes and failures of the first RAHF installed in Spacelab-3, as well as the in-flight photographs of the seven astronauts performing their experiments in the SLS-1.

Container List


I. Pioneer Project


1. Project Overviews

Box 1, Folder 1

Project Overviews 1973-1980


2. Pioneer 10 and 11

Box 1, Folder 2

Scrapbook Items 1972-1974

Box 1, Folder 3

Ephemera 1973-1997

Box 1, Folder 4

News Clippings 1973-1997

Box 1, Folder 5

Pioneer 11 Newsreels 29 August 1979

Box 2, Folder 1

Technical Documents 1969-1981

Box 2, Folder 2

Lou Dickerson F/G Handbook 1970-1972

Box 2, Folder 3

Pioneer F/G Log Books [housed in flat box #8] 1971-1973

Box 2, Folder 4

Pioneer Talk Slides 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 5

Pioneer Slides 1973-1978

Box 2, Folder 6

Pioneer 10/11 Slides and Notes 1973-1978

Box 2, Folder 7

Pioneer 11--Saturn Encounter 1979

Box 2, Folder 8

Pioneer 11--Sequence of Events/Tracking Plans 1979

Box 3, Folder 1

Pioneer 10/11 Photos 1973-1974 [printed 1978]

Box 3, Folder 2-3

Pioneer 11/Saturn Photos 1979

Box 3, Folder 4-5

Pioneer 11/Saturn Proofs 1979

Box 3, Folder 6

Pioneer 11 Polaroids probably 1979


II. Space Life Sciences Program


1. RAHF Project

Box 4, Folder 1-6

Preliminary Design Review 1985-1986

Box 4, Folder 7

Review Items Dispositions 1985

Box 4, Folder 8

Review Items Dispositions 1986

Box 5, Folder 1

Review Items Dispositions 1986

Box 5, Folder 2-4

Critical Design Review 11-12 December 1986

Box 5, Folder 5-8

Reference Documents 1985-1987

Box 5, Folder 9

Plans and Requirements 1985-1988

Box 6, Folder 1

Light Levels 1988

Box 6, Folder 2

LMSC Airflow Videotape May 1988

Box 6, Folder 3

Life into Space 1995


2. Rhesus Project

Box 6, Folder 4

NASA / CNES Plans 1985-1990

Box 6, Folder 5

Research Announcement 1988

Box 6, Folder 6-9

Rhesus Project Data 1989-1992

Box 7, Folder 1

Rhesus Project Data 1989-1992

Box 7, Folder 2

Termination Plan 1993-1994

Box 7, Folder 3

Final Report 1995-1996


3. Spacelab Missions

Box 7, Folder 4

SLS Presentation Aids approximately 1982-1995

Box 7, Folder 5-7

Follow-Up Documentation 1985-1993

Box 7, Folder 8

SLS-1 Crew Briefings 1988

Box 7, Folder 9-10

SLS-1 Flight Photos 1991