Stratoscope II Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1993.0069
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1963-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.54 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box) (1 records center box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material documenting the development of the Stratoscope II. Included are the following types of material: photographs, financial reports, annual reports, test notes, minutes from internal meetings, correspondence, test plans, flight procedures and tests, record books, slides, and flight schedules.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Stratoscope II was a giant .09 meter infrared telescope that was originally designed in the early 1960s for direct imaging but was first applied to infrared spectroscopy of planets and galaxies. The Stratoscope II was a balloon-borne telescope; the balloon was unmanned and the working of the telescope was radio-controlled from the ground while the telescope's pointing and focus were monitored by television.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
John Dearden/Johns Hopkins University, gfit, 1993, 1993-0069, unknown

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

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/