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Space Astronomy Oral History Project, 1981-1986

Creator:
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-
Subject:
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-
Aaron, Jules
Baum, William
Behring, William
Bleach, Richard
Brunk, William Edward 1928-
Code, Arthur D
Connor, Jerry
Drake, Frank D
Fastie, William
Fraser, Lorence
Friedman, Herbert
Frier, Phyllis
Frosch, Robert
Gianoplis, George
Gold, Thomas
Goldberg, Leo
Harwit, Martin 1931-
Hibbs, Albert R
Hinners, Noel W
Hinteregger, Hans H
Johnson, Charles Yothers 1920-
Bergstralh, Jay T
Johnson, Francis
Jursa, Adolph S
Kondracki, Henry
Nier, Alfred
Neugebauer, G (Gerry)
Krause, Ernst H
Newburn, R. L (Ray L.)
Newkirk, Gordon Allen 1928-
Ney, Edward
O'Dell, Charles
Pickering, William
Porter, Richard W (Richard William) 1913-1996
Purcell, J. DeWitt (James DeWitt) 1912-1986
Rense, William
Roberts, Walter
Roman, Nancy Grace 1925-
Rosen, Milton W
Scheiderman, Dan
Schorn, Ronald
Schwarzschild, Martin
Silberstein, Richard
Spencer, Nelson
Simpson, John A (John Alexander) 1916-
Spitzer, Lyman 1914-
Strand, K. Aage (Kaj Aage) 1907-
Strong, John
Tape, Gerald
Tombaugh, Clyde William 1906-
Tousey, Richard 1908-1997
Tycz, Mona
Van Allen, James Alfred 1914-
Wasserburg, Gerald
Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-
Westphal, James
Whitsett, Charles
Wilshusen, Fred
Withbroe, G. L (George L.)
Neupert, Werner
Space Astronomy Oral History Project (SAOHP) (U.S.)
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Division of Space History
Physical description:
5.45 cubic feet (5 records center boxes)
Type:
Transcripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1981
1981-1986
Topic:
Astronautics
Atmosphere, Upper--Rocket observations
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Astronomy
Artificial satellites
Local number:
1999-0034
Notes:
Additional material: This collection consists only of the interview transcripts, not the tapes. The tapes are housed in the National Air and Space Museum Department of Space History
Summary:
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
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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