Ken Weaver, Lawrence, looks through a bound volume containing 37 stories he wrote for National Geographic. He worked at the magazine for 33 years, spending more than 20 years as science editor.
Weaver was the first civilian to ride across the Atlantic Ocean in an F-100 U.S. Air Force fighter. He's shown in a photo accompanying an article he wrote for the magazine.
National Geographic was still running black and white drawings and photos when this illustration ran with Weaver's story "How Old Is It?" in 1958.
Ken Weaver literally traveled around the world to interview people who manned 11 of the 12 NASA tracking stations strung across the globe.
One of Weaver's keepsakes and reminder of his days covering space is this first day issue of the stamp heralding the Apollo 11 moon landing. It's on an envelope autographed by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.