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Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films, 1962

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films, 1962

ID: FV 056

Primary Creator: United States. Air Force ROTC

Extent: 0.05 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films consist of footage of the 1962 Apollo Project at Oregon State University to construct a space flight simulator.

Scope and Content Notes

The Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films document the Apollo space flight simulator constructed by Oregon State University Air Force ROTC cadets. The collection includes two reels of 16 mm b/w silent film, approximately 25 feet each.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Air Force ROTC unit at Oregon State University was established in 1949. The goal of the Apollo Project at Oregon State University was to construct a three-man space simulator and train a crew for a final 48-hour simulated flight. According to a report in the 16 January 1962 Barometer, the crew would conduct test flights during which they would apply navigation principles to maintain a prescribed course of flight. The simulator was constructed of aluminum and plywood.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 films; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These films were acquired by the Archives prior to 1966.

Related Materials: Additional materials pertaining to Air Force ROTC at Oregon State University are available in the Air Force ROTC Photographs (P 281) and the Reserve Officer Training Corps Records (RG 058).

Preferred Citation: Air Force ROTC Motion Picture Films (FV 056), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

United States. Air Force ROTC
Oregon State University. Department of Air Force Studies

People, Places, and Topics

Flight simulators
Manned space flight.
Military education--Oregon--Corvallis.
Oregon State University--Students.
United States. Air Force ROTC
University History

Forms of Material

Silent films.


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