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Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel (V-2 Panel)
Dates:
1946-[ca. 1960s]
Size:
1.35 Cubic Feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0035
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists primarily of what are referred to as V-2 Reports, being the minutes of meetings held by the Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel and others. These contain meeting agenda, reports of completed firings of V-2 rockets, statements of results and suggestions for future tests.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
Size:
0.45 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.1994.0054
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
[ca. 1940s-1950s]
Size:
2.7 Cubic Feet ((6 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0024
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1945-1986
Size:
1.13 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (2 legal document boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0025
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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 ...

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Creators:
Ross, Malcolm D., 1919-1985
Dates:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Size:
15.26 Cubic Feet ((14 records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1998.0048
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

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.

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Creators:
Tousey, Richard, 1908-1997
Dates:
[ca. 1940s-1980s]
bulk [ca. 1960s]
Size:
14.13 Cubic Feet ((7 records center boxes) (17 other boxes) (1 flatboxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.1997.0004
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of Tousey's professional papers, including the following types of material: notebooks, correspondence, speeches, minutes and proceedings, photographs and prints, coronagraphs, film, oral interview transcripts, lantern slides and glass plates.

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Creators:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Dates:
1981-1991
Size:
3.59 Cubic Feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0034
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The collection consists of the transcripts for the Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP), which examined the early use of rockets and satellites to study the upper atmosphere and space for the period 1946 through the early 1960s. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for the SAOHP was David H. DeVorkin, and the interview set contains 225 hours of interviews with 56 individuals. The central thread of this collection is how the availability of new technologies for research, first the rocket and later satellites, helped to create a new social matrix for research. The following were interviewed: Jules Aaron; Ball Brothers; William Baum, William Behring; Jay Bergstrahl; Richard Bleach; William Brunk; Arthur Code; Jerry Conner; Frank Drake; William Fastie; Lorence Fraser; Herbert Friedman; Phyllis Frier; Robert Frosch; George Gianoplis; Thomas Gold; Leo Goldberg; Martin Harwit; Ralph Havens; Albert Hibbs; Noel Hinners; Hans Hinteregger; Charles Johnson; Francis Johnson; Adolph Jursa; Henry Kondracki; Ernst Krause; Alfred Nier; Gerry Neugebauer; Werner Neupert; Ray Newburn; Gordon Newkirk; Edward Ney; Charles O'Dell; William Pickering; Richard Porter; James Purcell; William Rense;Walter Roberts; Nancy Roman; Milton Rosen; Dan Scheiderman; Ronald Schorn; Martin Schwarzschild; Richard Silberstein; John Simpson; Lyman Spitzer; Kaj Strand; Nelson Spencer; John Strong; Gerald Tape; Clyde Tombaugh; Richard Tousey; Mona Tycz; James Van Allen; Gerald Wasserburg; James Webb; James Westphal; Charles Whitsett; Fred Wilshusen; and George Withbroe.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1953-1968
Size:
41 cu. ft. (82 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration and operation of the STP tracking stations and includes files on the stations kept by the Photographic Observation Section, 1956-1961; SOD, 1961-1965; and STADAD, 1965-1968. The station files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, reports, a...

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Creators:
Whipple, Fred Lawrence,
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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Creators:
Robert, C. Truax, 1917-2010
Dates:
1929-2005
bulk 1980-2000
Size:
11.99 Cubic Feet
12.95 Linear Feet (21 Legal Size Boxes, 1 Slim Legal Size, 3 Shoe Boxes, 1 Flat Box)
Collection ID:
NASM.2016.0008
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Robert Truax was one of the great originals of American rocketry and a major proponent and inventor of ultra-low-cost rocket engine and vehicle concepts.

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