Gravity-propelled Interplanetary Space Travel Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0053
Creators:
Minovitch, Michael A.
Dates:
1958-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.35 Cubic Feet
(3 legal document boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 114 journal articles, letters and printouts by various authors which track the history and development of gravity-assisted trajectories. This collection also includes an introductory letter with a general overview of the topic by Dr. Michael A. Minovitch (California-Berkely) who collected the articles.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gravity-propelled interplanetary space travel is the concept where space vehicles are catapulted around the solar system from one planet to another by gravitational forces generated by each planet. This idea, popularly called 'gravity-assisted trajectories,' represents a key breakthrough in space travel.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dr. Michael A. Minovitch, gift, 1989, 1990-0053, Public Domain

General
General
NASMrev

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space vehicles -- Propulsion systems Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Space trajectories Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minovitch, Michael A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/