Beckman Instruments' Space Engineering Group contracted with NASA to design a gas chromatograph to analyze the atmosphere within a spacecraft's cabin. The prototype device weighed under 12 pounds and used under 10 watts…
- Vol. IV, No. 1
Beckman Bits was produced to highlight the Beckman Instruments Systems Division's aerospace equipment and projects. In addition to project summaries, it contains photographs and original artwork depicting spacecraft and…
- Contributor Allen, Ken and Chute, Alan
- Publisher Systems Division of Beckman Instruments, Inc.
- Subject Space vehicles, Ground support systems (Astronautics), Computers, Saturn launch vehicles, Beckman Instruments, inc., Astronautics and civilization, Project Apollo (U.S.), Scientific apparatus and instruments, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Project Gemini (U.S.), and Aerospace telemetry
- Bulletin CS-631
- circa 1963
The brochure provides an overview of Beckman's divisions--Berkeley, Helipot, Offner, Scientific and Process Instruments, Special Projects, Spinco, and Systems--and highlights solutions provided to clients needing…
- Creator Beckman Instruments, inc.
- Subject Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.), United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Aerospace industries, United States. Air Force, Beckman Instruments, inc., Astronautics and civilization, Project Mercury (U.S.), and Scientific apparatus and instruments
Beckman's Space Engineering Group contracted with NASA to design a gas chromatograph to analyze the atmosphere within a spacecraft's cabin. The prototype device weighed under 12 pounds and used under 10 watts of power.
The press release discusses a carbon dioxide sensor and water purity sensor planned to fly on the Space Shuttle Orbiter in the early 1980s.
- Author Eastman, Elke
- Subject Space shuttles--Design and construction, Scientific apparatus and instruments, Space Shuttle Program (U.S.), Atmospheric carbon dioxide, Water--Purification, Beckman Instruments, inc., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Space shuttles--Safety measures
The Orange County Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics invited speakers to discuss plans for a manned orbital space station. The pictured men are identified as the speakers: Thomas B.…
- circa 1962
Beckman made thirteen carbon dioxide atmospheric analysis systems used by NASA in the Mercury flights.
The mounted photograph is captioned: "Beckman Hypoxia Warning System - consisting of sensor, amplifier, and…
A set of color and black and white photographs depict the gas chromatograph from various angles. In two photographs, a package of Marlboro cigarettes sits beside the instrument, presumably to provide a sense of scale.
- circa 1964
This study was developed for NASA by Beckman Instruments' Space Engineering Group (SEG) in 1964. The SEG developed the prototype hardware required to store and analyze saliva from astronauts as part of monitoring their…
- circa 1965
Electronics Engineer William Birnbaum demonstrates a Phonocardiogram System (including at Type 531 Oscilloscope), manufactured by Beckman Instruments. This instrument was used on at least one of the Project Gemini…
- circa 1965
Kayser, a Beckman Instruments project engineer, is holding electroencephalograph electrodes and a signal conditioner. This oscilloscope-based device was used aboard at least one of the Gemini spacecrafts to monitor…
This advertisement appeals to potential Beckman Instruments employees by building on the popularity of NASA's early manned spaceflight programs. In 1961 -- the year of this advertisement -- NASA conducted its first…