The museum received a “One Small Step” grant from the Space 3.0 Foundation for the purchase of a document scanner that we will use in our library. With this scanner, the museum can now digitize paper materials in our library for easier searching and sharing with researchers. Materials to be scanned include technical documents, correspondence, company publications, photographs, etc. from Western New York companies involved in the aerospace industry from the early days to today, such as Bell (LM Ascent Engine, LLRV/LLTV, Agena rocket engine, Positive Pressure Expulsion tanks, etc.), Moog (hydraulic actuators, servo control valves), Cobham Mission Systems (spacesuit oxygen regulator), Eastman Kodak (Lunar Orbiter), and others. The project hopes to enable others from around the world to have access to the excellent information in our archives.
We thank the Space 3.0 Foundation for their generous support. Please consider visiting their website and supporting their efforts to help preserve the history of spaceflight, empower entrepreneurs and visionaries, promote STEM initiatives, and increase awareness of space and its benefits.