Hermann Oberth Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1989.0091
Creators:
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989
Dates:
1923, 1955-1959
bulk 1958-1959
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic Feet
(1 slim legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material in German and English documenting Oberth's life and career in the field of astronautics. The information includes six photographs, an article written by him for Space Journal, correspondence between Dr. Oberth and the donor Anton Palmai, and four books, three of which are in German.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hermann Oberth (1894 - 1989) was known as the Father of Astronautics. Born in Rumania in 1894, he received his German citizenship in 1941. After extensive studying at Gottingen, Heidelberg, Klausenbury, Munich and Vienna, he became a teacher, having at one time Dr. Wernher von Braun as his pupil. In 1923 he published his first work, The Rocket to the Planets, the first book to treat the theory of rockets as applicable to space flight in a scientific manner. Oberth was one of the three great rocket pioneers of the world, along with Professor Goddard of America and Professor Ziolkovsky of Russia.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Anton Palmai, Gift, 1989, 1989-0091, NASM

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palmai, Anton Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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