"Science With A Vengeance" Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0054
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic Feet
1 legal document box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
David DeVorkin, a Space History Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, completed Science With A Vengeance in 1992. This book traces the exploration of the upper atmosphere with ballistic missiles systems, particularly the V-2. The first part of the book deals with the military context of upper atmospheric research: the military interest in seeing that such work was being done, the formation of appropriate groups in military labs capable of doing the work, and the development of the technical and managerial infrastructure required to get the work done. The later half of the book examines the specific problems each scientific group addressed, including the technical, professional and managerial obstacles they faced as they explored the use of rockets for studying the sun, cosmic rays, the upper atmosphere, and the ionosphere.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David H. DeVorkin, Transfer, 1994, 1994-0054, NASM/David DeVorkin

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
Science with a Vengeance Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
V-2 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballistic missiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocketry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ionosphere Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ionosphere -- Research Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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