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Naval Research Laboratory Reports and V-2 Material

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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