The NASA STI Program Office … in Profile
Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office plays a key part in helping NASA maintain this important role.
The NASA STI Program Office is operated by Langley Research Center, the lead center for NASA's scientific and technical information. The NASA STI Program Office provides access to the NASA STI Database, the largest collection of aeronautical and space science STI in the world. The Program Office is also NASA's institutional mechanism for disseminating the results of its research and development activities. These results are published by NASA in the NASA STI Report Series, which includes the following report types:
- TECHNICAL PUBLICATION. Reports of completed research or a major significant phase of research that present the results of NASA programs and include extensive data or theoretical analysis. Includes compilations of significant scientific and technical data and information deemed to be of continuing reference value. NASA's counterpart of peer-reviewed formal professional papers but has less stringent limitations on manuscript length and extent of graphic presentations.
- TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM. Scientific and technical findings that are preliminary or of specialized interest, e.g., quick release reports, working papers, and bibliographies that contain minimal annotation. Does not contain extensive analysis.
- CONTRACTOR REPORT. Scientific and technical findings by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees.
- CONFERENCE PUBLICATION. Collected papers from scientific and technical conferences, symposia, seminars, or other meetings sponsored or cosponsored by NASA.
- SPECIAL PUBLICATION. Scientific, technical, or historical information from NASA programs, projects, and mission, often concerned with subjects having substantial public interest.
- TECHNICAL TRANSLATION. Englishlanguage translations of foreign scientific and technical material pertinent to NASA's mission.
Specialized services that complement the STI Program Office's diverse offerings include creating custom thesauri, building customized databases, organizing and publishing research results … even providing videos.
For more information about the NASA STI Program Office, see the following:
- Page at http://www.sti.nasa.gov
- E-mail your question via the Internet to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax your question to the NASA STI Help Desk at (301) 621-0134
- Telephone the NASA STI Help Desk at (301) 621-0390
- Write to:
NASA STI Help Desk
NASA Center for AeroSpace Information
7121 Standard Drive
Hanover, MD 21076-1320
Mir Mission Chronicle
November 1994 - August 1996
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
National Aeronautics and
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058-4406
The concept of this document is based on David S. F. Portree's "Mir Hardware Heritage," published in 1995. Mr. Portree is currently working on his own followup to "Heritage," to be published after Mir deorbit. My thanks to Mr. Portree for serving as my consultant during the writing of this document and as its principal reviewer. Thanks also to Joseph P. Loftus, Jr., Nicholas L. Johnson, and Tom Sullivan for their reviews and comments. The icons and drawings herein, including the cover drawing, were prepared by Laurie Buchanan of the Johnson Space Center Graphics Services, who also prepared those for "Mir Hardware Heritage," with the advice of Mr. Portree.
NASA Center for Aerospace Information
National Technical Information Service
- Mir Principal Expedition 17
- Mir Principal Expedition 18
- Mir Principal Expedition 19
- Mir Principal Expedition 20 and Euromir 95
- Mir Principal Expedition 21
- Appendix: Comparative Chronology of U.S./Russian Human Space Missions
- STS-63 Mission Highlights
- Orbiter Docking System
- STS-71 Mission Highlights
- STS-74 Mission Highlights
- Docking Module
- STS-76 Mission Highlights
- 1 Key to
- 2 The Mir complex at the end of 1994
- 3 The Mir space station, photographed from Discovery
- 4a Spektr in July, 1995 [drawing]
- 4b Spektr after installation [photo]
- 5 Mir space station configuration on May 26, 1995
- 6 Orbiter Docking System mounted in the payload bay of Atlantis
- 7 First docking of Atlantis with the Mir complex, June 29, 1995
- 8 The Mir complex as configured on June 2, 1995
- 9a The Russian-designed Docking Module [drawing]
- 9b The Docking Module in Atlantis' payload bay [photo]
- 10 Mir with new Docking Module installed on Kristall
- 11 The Priroda module
- 12 The Mir complex on May 7, 1996, with all base block ports occupied