Rocket-Sonde Research Section (Naval Research Laboratory), V-2 Panel Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0025
Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1945-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.13 Cubic feet
(1 slim legal document box) (2 legal document boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised mostly of administrative memoranda of the portion of the V-2 Panel which represented the Rocket-Sonde Research Section of NAR. The thirty-four files from Rocket-Sonde members are roughly chronological and are followed by files from other entities such as the Ad Hoc Committee on Rocket, Satellite and Space Research. The material in this collection was gathered by David DeVorkin while he conducted research for his book, _Science with a Vengeance_.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Rocket-Sonde Research Section of the Naval Research Laboratory (NAR) participated in the V-2 Panel (ACA V-2 Upper Atmosphere Research Panel), which, with the use of captured German V-2 rockets, conducted in the 1940s and 1950s a long series of experiments which sought to to further our understanding of the upper atmosphere and the nature of solar radiation, as well as the technology utilized in the V-2 itself.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David DeVorkin, Transfer, 1998, 1998-0025, Public Domain

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
Science with a Vengeance Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artificial satellites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
V-2 rocket Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocketry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballistic missiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memoranda Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.). Rocket Sonde Branch Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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