Robert Gordon Rocket Propulsion Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0023
Creators:
Gordon, Robert
Dates:
[ca 1940s-1950s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.68 Cubic Feet
(1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of biographical material on Robert Gordon, papers authored by him and by colleagues on various aspects of rocket propulsion, and his associations with the American Rocket Society, the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and the University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Gordon (1917- ) graduated from Cooper Union before serving with the US Army Air Forces as an engineer and as a navigator. He joined the Aerojet Engineering Corporation in 1945 where he conducted research on rocket propulsion systems. In 1957,Gordon received his Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering and in 1962, a Ph.D in Engineering Science. While at Aerojet General Nucleonics (AGN), he worked on covert naval free-flooded submarines, advanced composite structures and the Snap-8 liquid metal power conversion system. In 1971, Gordon and two associates formed Advanced Composites Industries.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dr. Robert Gordon, gift, 1999, 1999-0023, unknown

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
Rocketry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocket engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockets (Aeronautics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Rocket Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aerojet-General Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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