Malcolm D. Ross Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0048
Creators:
Ross, Malcolm D., 1919-1985
Dates:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15.26 Cubic Feet
(14 records center boxes) (2 flatboxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a large amount of material without arrangement, including such material as photographs, handwritten notes, correspondence, medical flight records, reports and articles. The Stratolab program is perhaps the most well-represented of Ross' projects documented in the collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Commander Malcolm D. Ross (1919-1985), USN, was commissioned an ensign in 1943. He attended Purdue University and the University of Chicago, studying physics and meteorology. In 1951, Ross was assigned to the Navy's plastic balloon research program. Subsequently, he was involved with Project Skyhook, Project Charity and was responsible for initiating the Stratolab program for upper atmosphere research. Ross' accomplishments as a physicist and aeronaut, a pioneer in modern scientific ballooning, are amply documented here.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Marjorie Ross, Gift, 1998, 1998-0048, unknown

General
General
Additional materials housed with the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Department.
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Stratolab Program Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons, Sounding Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vertically rising aircraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets, Sounding Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocketry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ross, Malcolm D., 1919-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Skyhook Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Charity Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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