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G. Harry Stine Collection

Creator:
Stine, G. Harry (George Harry), 1928-1997  Search this
Names:
Model Missiles, Inc  Search this
National Association of Rocketry (U.S.)  Search this
Stine, G. Harry (George Harry), 1928-1997  Search this
Extent:
12.49 Cubic Feet ((11 records center boxes) (1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Newsletters
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Stine's collection of archival material relating mainly to his involvement in rocket associations, including the NAR, and his association with model rocket manufacturers. The following mediums are included: photographs from model rocket meets, correspondence, magazine and newspaper articles, newsletters, galley proofs, committee minutes, model rocket drawings, and model rocket manufacturers' brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
G. Harry Stine (1928 - 1977) is a renowned rocket expert and a pioneer in the development of the aerospace hobby of model rocketry. Stine graduated from the University of Colorado, and first worked as an civilian scientist at White Sands Proving Ground as chief of the Controls and Instruments Section of the Propulsion Branch. In 1955, Stine went to work for the U.S. Naval Ordnance Missile Test Facility at White Sands as head of the Range Operations Division and Navy Flight Safety Engineer. Stine later worked as an engineer for Stanley Aviation Corporation and the Huyck Corporation. Stine was the founder of Model Missiles, Inc., which was the first company to produce and market model rockets. He has also served as a freelance consultant for different organizations, including the National Air and Space Museum. Stine is a prolific author of both articles and books on science, astronautics and model rocketry, and he has also written science fiction under the pseudonym, Lee Correy. In 1957, Stine founded the National Association for Rocketry (NAR), and he has remained an active member. He is also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astroanutics, the British Interplanetary Society, and the Explorer's Club.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
G. Harry Stine, Gift, 1973, XXXX-0573, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Models  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Newsletters
Clippings
Correspondence
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0573
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0573

"Science With A Vengeance" Collection

Topic:
Science with a Vengeance
Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1930s-1950s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.
Biographical / Historical:
David DeVorkin, a Space History Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, completed Science With A Vengeance in 1992. This book traces the exploration of the upper atmosphere with ballistic missiles systems, particularly the V-2. The first part of the book deals with the military context of upper atmospheric research: the military interest in seeing that such work was being done, the formation of appropriate groups in military labs capable of doing the work, and the development of the technical and managerial infrastructure required to get the work done. The later half of the book examines the specific problems each scientific group addressed, including the technical, professional and managerial obstacles they faced as they explored the use of rockets for studying the sun, cosmic rays, the upper atmosphere, and the ionosphere.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
David H. DeVorkin, Transfer, 1994, 1994-0054, NASM/David DeVorkin
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Ballistic missiles  Search this
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Ionosphere  Search this
Ionosphere -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1994.0054
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1994-0054

V-2 White Sands Collection

Creator:
Novak, Charles Frank, Sr.  Search this
Names:
Novak, Charles Frank, Sr.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Date:
1946
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of eighteen prints and 2 reels of color and black and white footage relating to the White Sands Project.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Frank Novak, Sr., worked on the V-2 project at White Sands, New Mexico. Novak's specific project was work on the release system for the V-2 smoke generator. The smoke generator was used to study wind velocities in the upper atmosphere by means of visible smoke clouds.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Joseph Suarez, Gift, 1994, 1995-0008, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Launch complexes (Astronautics) -- White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0008
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0008

Robert H. Goddard Notebook and Publications

Topic:
Partial Differential Equations
Creator:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945.  Search this
Names:
Clark University  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Manuscripts
Notebooks
Date:
1909-1938
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following materials: 1) Dr. Goddard's handwritten university note book, entitled 'Partial Differential Equations'; 2) Seven publications by Dr. Goddard related to railway and rocket topics from 1909 to 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Worcester, Mass., Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945) received his B.A. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1908 and received his M.A. in 1910 and Ph.D. in 1911 from Clark University. Dr. Goddard, trained as a physicist and engineer, is recognized as a space pioneer due to his concepts of rocket propulsion systems.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mrs. Robert Goddard, transfer from NASM Division of Space History, 1997, 1997-0061, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Manuscripts
Notebooks
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0061
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0061

Naval Research Laboratory Reports and V-2 Material

Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Cubic Feet ((6 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Publications
Reports
Articles
Date:
[ca. 1940s-1950s]
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
The Naval Research Laboratory, with the use of captured German V-2 rockets, conducted in the 1940s and 1950s a long series of experiments which sought to further our understanding of the upper atmosphere and the nature of solar radiation. The technology utilized in the V-2 itself was also a focus of research.
General:
These reports were gathered by David DeVorkin from a variety of sources in research for his book, Science with a Vengeance, which documents rocket research from the 1940s onward.
NASMrev
Provenance:
David DeVorkin, DSH (NASM) and others, Transfer, 1998, 1998-0024, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Solar radiation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Publications
Reports
Articles
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0024
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0024

Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel (V-2 Panel) Reports

Creator:
Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel (V-2 Panel)  Search this
Names:
Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel (V-2 Panel)  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic Feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Minutes
Reports
Date:
1946-[ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
The Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel (V-2 Panel) oversaw aspects of a long series of experiments conducted after World War II utilizing captured German V-2 rockets. These experiments were designed to further our understanding of the upper atmosphere and the nature of solar radiation, as well as the technology of the V-2 itself.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
David DeVorkin, Transfer, 1998, 1998-0035, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Solar radiation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Minutes
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0035
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0035

Robert Gordon Rocket Propulsion Collection

Creator:
Gordon, Robert  Search this
Names:
Aerojet-General Corporation  Search this
American Rocket Society  Search this
University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering  Search this
Extent:
0.68 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Publications
Date:
[ca 1940s-1950s]
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:
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.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Dr. Robert Gordon, gift, 1999, 1999-0023, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Rocketry  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Publications
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0023
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0023

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Brochures

Creator:
T︠S︡iolkovskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1857-1935  Search this
Names:
T︠S︡iolkovskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1857-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pamphlets
Date:
1930-1932
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following three brochures written by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky: 'Stratoplan-Semijet,' 1932; 'Scientific Ethics,' 1930; and 'How to Boost Energy of the Explosion (Heat) Engines,' 1931. These booklets are in the Russian/Cyrillic language.
Biographical / Historical:
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) is regarded in the Soviet Union as the 'father of rocketry' and has been universally recognized for his pioneering work in astronautics-cosmonautics. Tsiolkovsky solved, theoretically, the problem of escape from Earth's gravity, designed multistage rockets, and foresaw interplanetary flights.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Constantine Domashnev, Gift, 2000, 2000-0015, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Gravity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Identifier:
NASM.2000.0015
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2000-0015

World War II German Aircraft and Missile Photography [Porter]

Extent:
287 Megabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Megabytes
Digital images
Date:
bulk 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 14 digital image scans of the following German aircraft and missiles, probably largely taken at the Messerschmitt complex in Oberammergau, Germany, after its capture by American Forces in 1945: Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow); Enzian Flak Missile; Heinkel He 162 Spatz (Sparrow) Volksjager (People's Fighter); Feuerlilie (Fire Lily) F-55 Missile; Messerschmitt Me 262; Messerschmitt P.1101; and the Heinkel-Hirth 109-011 (HeS 011) Turbojet.
Provenance:
W. Daniel Porter, Gift, 2016
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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
Topic:
Messerschmitt 262 (Jet fighter plane)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow)  Search this
Heinkel-Hirth 109-011 (HeS 011) Turbojet  Search this
Messerschmitt P.110  Search this
Heinkel He 162 Spatz (Sparrow) Volksjager (People's Fighter)  Search this
Feuerlilie (Fire Lily) F-55 Missile  Search this
Enzian Flak Missile  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
World War II German Aircraft and Missile Photography [Porter], Accession 2017-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0014

Rocket, Space, and Early Artillery History

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Space History  Search this
Names:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Space History  Search this
Extent:
15.26 Cubic feet ((14 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Charts
Photographs
Reports
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Date:
[ca. 1000-1960]
bulk [ca. 1940-1960]
Scope and Contents:
This collection is a compilation of various reports, journals, letters, and books on three main subjects: early artillery, rockets, and space technology. The early artillery history is covered by manuscripts and reports from the Middle Ages to the mid-19th century. The collection then covers rocket development in Russia, Germany, England, the United States, and Austria from the mid-19th century to the 1960s.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Space History, NASM, transfer, 1986, XXXX-0007, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Artillery -- History  Search this
Artillery  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- History  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Astronautics -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Charts
Photographs
Reports
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0007
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0007

Rocket Society Publications (Elder Collection)

Creator:
Elder, Henry G.  Search this
Names:
American Rocket Society  Search this
Reaction Research Society (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.55 Cubic feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Reports
Pamphlets
Date:
1945-1960
bulk 1953-1957
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of pamphlets, bulletins, reports, and meeting notices from the ARS, RRS, and other rocket societies, compiled by Henry G. Elder.
Biographical / Historical:
The American Rocket Society (ARS), founded in 1930, is a national association of rocket and jet propulsion engineers devoted to the encouragement of research and engineering development of jet propulsion, rockets, and all types of jet-propelled devices. The Reaction Research Society (RRS), formed in 1943, is a nonprofit civilian organization whose purpose is to aid in the development of reaction propulsion and its applications.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Henry G. Elder, Gift, 1967, XXXX-0182, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Jet propulsion  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Reports
Pamphlets
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0182
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0182

Rocketry and Space Flight New Articles Scrapbook

Creator:
Peck, M. Edward  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 scrapbook))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1944-1957
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains one hundred fifty-six news articles from sixteen different newspapers all pertaining to early rocketry and space exploration. The majority of articles are from wire news services. The following newspapers are represented in this scrapbook: Burlington Daily Times-News (BDTN), Chicago Daily News (CDN), Cincinnati Enquirer (CE), Chicago Tribune (CT), Indiana (University) Daily Student (IDS), Indianapolis Star (IS), Jeffersonville (IN) Evening News (JEN), Los Angeles Times (LAT), (Louisville) Courier-Journal (LCJ), London Daily Mail (LDM), Louisville Times (LT), New York Herald Tribune (NYHT), New York Times (NYT), Stars and Stripes (U.S. Army)(SS), Tulsa Tribune (TT), and the San Francisco Chronicle (SFC).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
M. Edward Peck, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0585, N/A
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0585
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0585

V-2 Power Plant and Rocket Engine Drawings

Names:
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
1.09 Cubic Feet ((1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Blueprints
Date:
1943-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of engineering drawings for the V-2. The material consists of a complete set of production blueprints for the V-2 rocket powerplant and directly related accessories. The drawings are identified as 'Engineering Records File Copy' (in English).
Biographical / Historical:
The V-2 was a short-range ballistic missile designed by Germany for use against Southern England in 1944-45. The missile carried a 2000 lb. (910 kg) conventional warhead at supersonic speeds. The vehicle was fueled with sufficient alcohol and liquid oxygen for c.65 seconds of powered flight, giving a maximum range, including unpowered ballistic trajectory, of c.220 miles (352 km). A number of V-2s were captured intact by the Allies and used for rocketry experiments in the late 1940s. In addition, the V-2 design team, headed by Werner on Braun, was captured by the United States Army and returned to the United States, where it formed the core of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch vehicle design teams.
General:
Access note: Only eight of the drawings have been translated.
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASM SS&E, Transfer, 1987, 1987-0089, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Ballistic missiles  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Blueprints
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0089
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V-2 Power Plant and Rocket Engine Drawings
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0089

Hermann Oberth Collection

Creator:
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Names:
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Palmai, Anton  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Correspondence
Articles
Photographs
Date:
1923, 1955-1959
bulk 1958-1959
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material in German and English documenting Oberth's life and career in the field of astronautics. The information includes six photographs, an article written by him for Space Journal, correspondence between Dr. Oberth and the donor Anton Palmai, and four books, three of which are in German.
Biographical / Historical:
Hermann Oberth (1894 - 1989) was known as the Father of Astronautics. Born in Rumania in 1894, he received his German citizenship in 1941. After extensive studying at Gottingen, Heidelberg, Klausenbury, Munich and Vienna, he became a teacher, having at one time Dr. Wernher von Braun as his pupil. In 1923 he published his first work, The Rocket to the Planets, the first book to treat the theory of rockets as applicable to space flight in a scientific manner. Oberth was one of the three great rocket pioneers of the world, along with Professor Goddard of America and Professor Ziolkovsky of Russia.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Anton Palmai, Gift, 1989, 1989-0091, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Correspondence
Articles
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0091
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0091

Peenemunde Document Collection

Creator:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station  Search this
Names:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station  Search this
Dornberger, Walter, 1895-  Search this
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Telegrams
Reports
Memoranda
Date:
1941-1944
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Peenemunde documents, including the following: memorandums, correspondence, telegrams, and reports. These documents are in German, and some of the documents have signatures of General Dornberger, Wernher von Braun, and Hermann Oberth. This collection also contains a few translated documents from the Wright Field Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
The Peenemunde Research and Development Station, Germany, was established in the mid-1930s. By the late 1930s, the research station was dedicated to the study and development of rocket driven projectiles, notably the V-2. Peenemunde was also the location of the V-1 test flying program and the test site for several other secret projects including the Messerschmitt 163 rocket-propelled aircraft.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Various sources, gift/transfer, 1994, 1991-0083, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
V-2 rocket  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
V-1 rocket  Search this
Messerschmitt 163 Komet (Comet) Family  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Telegrams
Reports
Memoranda
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0083
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0083

Robert Goddard [Lehman] Collection

Topic:
The High Man
Creator:
Lehman, Milton  Search this
Names:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945.  Search this
Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971  Search this
Haley, Andrew Gallagher, 1944-1966  Search this
Hawley, Charles T.  Search this
Lehman, Milton  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic Feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Date:
1889-[ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copies of material gathered or written by Milton Lehman for his authorized biography of Robert H. Goddard, This High Man, 1963. The collection contains the following: a typed transcript of Goddard's diary, 1898-1930; a typed transcript of Goddard's "Red Idea Notebooks" (1-10) covering the years 1924-1942; Goddard's patents and patent correspondence between Goddard and Charles T. Hawley, 1926-1945; and typed interview notes with Goddard's contemporaries, including: Hermann Oberth, Hugo Gernsback, G.R. Gladding, L.A. Gore, Charles T. Hawley, Andrew G. Haley, George Bode, Rear Admiral Calvin C. Bolster, Homer A. Boushey, Col. Henry Breckenridge, Dr. William Cole, Richard B. Dow, Rear Admiral Delmer Fahrney, Harry Guggenheim, Al Campbell, Clarence Hickman, Charles Lindbergh, Edward Pendry, and Inez Powers.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mildred Lehman, gift, 1997, 1997-0040, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0040

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

Topic:
Science with a Vengeance
Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.). Rocket Sonde Branch  Search this
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1.13 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (2 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Memoranda
Charts
Date:
1945-1986
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:
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.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
David DeVorkin, Transfer, 1998, 1998-0025, Public Domain
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Artificial satellites  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations  Search this
Ballistic missiles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memoranda
Charts
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0025

Malcolm D. Ross Papers

Creator:
Ross, Malcolm D., 1919-1985  Search this
Names:
Project Charity  Search this
Project Skyhook  Search this
Ross, Malcolm D., 1919-1985  Search this
Extent:
15.26 Cubic Feet ((14 records center boxes) (2 flatboxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Reports
Correspondence
Notes
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1950s-1970s]
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:
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.
General:
Additional materials housed with the National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Department.
NASMrev
Provenance:
Marjorie Ross, Gift, 1998, 1998-0048, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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
Topic:
Stratolab Program  Search this
Balloons, Sounding  Search this
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
Rockets, Sounding  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Reports
Correspondence
Notes
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0048
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0048

American Rocket Company (AMROC) Records

Creator:
American Rocket Company (AMROC)  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic Feet ((2 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Correspondence
Photographs
Financial records
Date:
bulk 1987-1995
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of AMROC's business records. Included here is information on AMROC's various hybrid rocket motor programs and models, including Aquila, Hybrid Engine Analysis and Technology (HEAT), and SET-1, as well as general information relating to hybrid rocket technology. The types of materials present here include: correspondence, articles, press releases, presentations, analyses, reports, programs, agreements, and financial data.
Biographical / Historical:
The American Rocket Company (AMROC) was established in 1985 by George Koopman with the goal of developing space exploration with hybrid rocket technology. Promoting the safety and economical aspects of hybrid motors, AMROC developed several hybrid rocket motors through various partnerships and programs. AMROC's first proposed launch, with Single Engine Test-1 (SET-1), was postponed numerous times and the eventual attempt was not successful. AMROC was eventually crushed by a combination of hardships, including financial difficulties and the sudden death of Koopman due to a car accident. Without Koopman's motivation and leadership AMROC slowly deteriorated. The company did, however, play a key role in the development of hybrid rocket motors. The innovative technology AMROC used is still being used in the development of hybrid rocket technology.
Provenance:
Scott Sacknoff, Gift, 2006
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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
Topic:
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
AMRCO Single Engine Test-1 (SET-1)  Search this
AMROC Aquila  Search this
AMROC Hybrid Engine Analysis Technology (HEAT)  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Correspondence
Photographs
Financial records
Citation:
American Rocket Company (AMROC) Records, 2006-0047, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0047
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0047

Boris E. Chertok Papers

Creator:
Chertok, Boris E.  Search this
Extent:
3.15 Cubic Feet ((7 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Place:
Soviet Union
Outer space -- Exploration -- Soviet Union
Date:
bulk 1945-1992
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 51 of Boris E. Chertok's diaries, covering the years from 1945 to 1988. The diaries, all in Russian, are handwritten and are in small notebooks of various sizes and types. Some of the diaries have loose pages or loose covers and each diary has a paper cover note pasted to the outside of the notebook. The 1945 diary contains Chertok's notes on the examination of German rockets and sites in Germany. The collection also contains the envelopes, with notes in Russian, that the diaries came in. Finally, the collection contains a manuscript draft of Chertok's autobiography, Rockets and People, in Russian. The manuscript is largely handwritten, but contains some typewritten pages.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Boris E. Chertok is a former Soviet rocket engineer whose early work included designing the first Soviet aircraft with a rocket engine, and collaboration with the designer of the Katyusha rocket. During World War II, Chertok worked on developing Soviet heavy bombers and on rocket technology. In 1945, Dr. Chertok founded the Rabi Institute in which was appointed by Joseph Stalin to be the organization responsible for assimilating World War II German rocket technology. Chertok was assigned to Sergei Korolev's NII-88 institute in August 1946 and was named Deputy Chief Designer in 1956, a position he would hold with that bureau and its successors until his retirement in 1992. During the Cold War, Chertok worked on the control systems for the SS-6 Missile (R-7, Sapwood) and the Vostok, Voskhod, and Soyuz spacecraft programs. In the 1990s, Chertok published his autobiography, Rockets and People. After leaving the reorganized Energia enterprise in 1992, Chertok worked remained active as a professor in Moscow.
Provenance:
Boris Chertok, Purchase, Purchased by NASM and Arthur M. Dula in 1997, transferred from the Space History Department to the Archives in 2009
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Vostok (manned satellite)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rockets (Ordnance) -- Soviet Union  Search this
SS-6 Missile (R-7, Sapwood)  Search this
Soyuz Program (Russia)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Boris E. Chertok Papers, Accession 2009-0036, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0036
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0036

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