Library Exhibition on "United States Space Vehicles"

    The University of Delaware Library announces a forthcoming exhibition entitled “United States Space Vehicles,” which will be available in the Information Room of the Morris Library from Tuesday, June 24, 2008, through Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

    In 2009, the United States of America will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing, which took place on July 20, 1969.  To commemorate this event, the exhibition “United States Space Vehicles” will present books and other materials to inform the University of Delaware community and other visitors about the progress of manned spaceflight in the United States.  The four-case exhibition will highlight the different designs and functions of each series of space vehicles leading to the current shuttle program.

    The exhibition will include books that illustrate the functions and missions of the Mercury and Gemini series, the Apollo series and lunar missions, and the Shuttle (STS) series.  There will also be materials containing information regarding the accidents of Apollo I, Apollo XIII, Challenger, and Columbia.  Materials for the exhibition will come from the general collection, the government documents collection, and media collection.

    The exhibition “United States Space Vehicles” has been curated by David Cardillo, Library Generalist, Reference Department, University of Delaware Library.