Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Ballistic Missile Technical Report Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0032
Creators:
Stewart, John L.
Dates:
1949-1951
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.45 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a set of three volumes of reports pertaining to the design and construction of guidance and related apparatus for the Army's Corporal, Sergeant, and Hermes projects. The reports contain detailed technical information accompanied by calculations, graphs, drawings, and some photographs (in volume 2). The three volumes are divided as follows: 1) October, 1949- January, 1950; 2) January, 1950 - September, 1950; 3) (?)February, 1951 - (?)May, 1951. There is a table of contents included at the beginning of each of the three volumes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John L. Stewart worked as an electrical engineer for the Army's Jet Propulsion Laboratory between 1949 and 1951. While at JPL, Stewart was directly involved with research and development, construction, and testing of ballistic missile projects, including the 'Corporal', 'Sergeant' and 'Hermes' missile projects. The 'Corporal' was the first ballistic missile developed by the United States. Controlled by a command guidance system, the surface-to-surface missile had a range of approximately 75 miles at about Mach 3. It was eventually replaced by the 'Sergeant' missile. 'Hermes' was the Army program which involved testing operations using captured V-2 rockets.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
John L. Stewart, gift, 199, 1996-0032, unknown

General
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
V-2 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballistic missiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, John L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
"Corporal" missile project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
"Sergeant" missile project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
"Hermes" missile project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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