John Howard Kimzey Collection



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This project includes the organization and preservation of the John Howard Kimzey collection. Included are a process narrative, finding aid, and a selection of digitized material from the collection. John Kimzey was an employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Johnson Space Center. As a chemical engineer, his contributions to the understanding of Zero-gravity flammability were groundbreaking. From Gemini, Mercury, and Apollo to his work as a Principal Investigator for Skylab 4, Kimzey’s work continued to be at the forefront of the field of study that he pioneered. This project aims to shed light on the significance of his work and his contribution to the space program from his initial work to the present and undoubtedly beyond.



Apollo, Challenger, Columbia, Flammability, Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA Contractor Reports (NASA CR), NASA Technical Manual (NASA TM), NASA Technical Reports (NASA- TR), Skylab, Skylink Apollo- Soyuz, Space Shuttle Program (SSP), White Sands Testing Facility Test Report (WSTF TR)