Space Center Oral History Project
Photos provided by NASA JSC Image Repository and Terry Slezak
TS_11.jpg - (Photo and caption appeared in Society
of Photographic Science and Engineering Journal, October 1987) Frank Zehentner (left) and Terry Slezak prepare to remove an aluminum
case containing rolls of original color film
from the primary NASA humidity-controlled cold storage vault built for the
permanent preservation of spaceflight films.
This is one of the two vaults maintained at O°F (-18°C) and 20% RH
located at the NASA facility in Houston, Texas;
the other vault, situated in a remote corner of the NASA property, is used
to store a complete duplicate set of the films,
together with written documentation. A third NASA vault at the White Sands
Missile Range in New Mexico, which also operates
at 0°F (-18°C) and 20% RH, houses a second duplicate set of backup
copies and documentation of the spaceflight films.