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…
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 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.
The document describes various projects of the Beckman Instruments' Space Engineering Group, listed chronologically.
These projects were mostly contracted by United States government departments and agencies, although…
Beckman's Space Engineering Group designed and built "the Moonspoon," a prototype instrument to sample and analyze lunar soil via absorption spectroscopy.
- 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…