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NASM.2018.0078
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National Air and Space Museum Archives

Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevic; Vostok 1 Spacecraft (12 Apr 61, Russia, Sputnik 11); Popovich, Pavel Romanovich (Colonel); Nikolayev, Andriyan Grigor'yevich (General); Sputnik (Russia); Soyuz 6, 7, & 8 (Russia); Cosmos Satellites (Russia), General; Elektron Satellites (Russia); Polyot Satellites (Russia); Voskhod 1 Spacecraft (12 Oct 64) (Russia); Soyuz...

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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR); Gagarin, Yuri Alekseyevich; Beregovoi, Georgy Timofeyevich; Vostok 1 Spacecraft (12 Apr 61, Russia, Sputnik 11); Vostok 2 Spacecraft (06 Aug 61) (Russia); Vostok 3 Spacecraft (11 Aug 62) (Russia); Bykovsky, Valeri Fyodorich; Komarov, Vladimir Mikhaylovich; Popovich, Pavel Romanovich (Colonel); Titov, Gher...

Digitized Content Covers Whipple's education and early career, c. 1924-1960, including: his early career at Harvard, focusing on double station meteor work in the 1930s and development of Super-Schmidt cameras in the 1940s; satellite work, beginning in 1946 with studies of meteor hazards to spacecraft and the meteor bumper, the Rocket and Satellite Research Panel, International Geophysical Year, use of Super-Schmidts to track satellites, and establishment of the STP; his appointment as director of SAO in 1955 and its transfer to Cambridge, Massachusetts; his educational background at University of California; early research projects on the flux of material into interplanetary medium and development of the Icy Comet Model; his involvement in rocket research, beginning with upper atmosphere meteor research; popular articles on conquest of the moon and space frontier, written with Cornelius J. Ryan, Wernher von Braun, and others in 1953-54; involvement with government organizations, such as the Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel, the Scientific Advisory Board to the U. S. Air Force, National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration; his role in World War II, especially his work at the U. S. Army Radiation Laboratory developing radar countermeasures; his views concerning defense department sponsorship of basic research at the Office of Scientific Research and Development and the Naval Research Laboratory, and the later establishment of the National Science Foundation; his views on funding of basic research in the national interest; his role in the development of the field of meteoritics; relations with scientists in Iron Curtain countries during the McCarthy era; establishment of the STP after 1957; the research program at SAO, including unsuccessful attempts to pursue x-ray and radio astronomy, development of meteor and interplanetary materials research, and development of the MMT at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona; administration of SAO, including funding, staffing, and administrative support of research; relationship of SAO to the larger astronomical community; development of the Moonwatch optical tracking program in 1957, its role in tracking Sputnik, and the role of amateurs in astronomy.
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Record Unit 9520
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Itek Corporation
Dates:
bulk 1964-1996
Size:
0.45 Cubic feet ((6 containers))
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0033
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National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the following Corona ITEK items: The Corona Camera System: Itek's Contribution to World Stability by Frank J. Madden; photograph of the Corona-ITEK; "The Item," ITEK's internal employee newsletter, August 1974; agenda for a Corona and ITEK program, 1995; Lens Element #6 drawing; Housing Magazine drawing; Camera Body Fram...

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Ley, Willy, 1906-1969
Dates:
1859-1969
bulk 1930-1969
Size:
48.29 Cubic feet (107 Boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0098
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Willey Ley's personal files, including his business correspondence, book contracts, and galley proofs, as well as publicity concerning Dr. Ley and his activities, and inquiries and comments from Ley's readership during his tenure as columnist for Galaxy Magazine (1952-1969). The material also includes articles gathered by Ley on topics ranging from astronomy and space travel to biology and natural parks to mythology, psychic phenomena, and UFOs.

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Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004, interviewee
Dates:
1976
Size:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9520
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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