Naval Research Laboratory Reports and V-2 Material

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0024
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
[ca. 1940s-1950s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.7 Cubic Feet
(6 legal document boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists primarily of reports, both original and photocopied, from the NRL and other entities. Some correspondence, scientific abstracts and articles are also included.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Naval Research Laboratory, with the use of captured German V-2 rockets, conducted in the 1940s and 1950s a long series of experiments which sought to further our understanding of the upper atmosphere and the nature of solar radiation. The technology utilized in the V-2 itself was also a focus of research.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David DeVorkin, DSH (NASM) and others, Transfer, 1998, 1998-0024, Public Domain

General
General
These reports were gathered by David DeVorkin from a variety of sources in research for his book, Science with a Vengeance, which documents rocket research from the 1940s onward.
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
V-2 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocketry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solar radiation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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/