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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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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

CGD-1 : Ground Launched Antiaircraft (Controlled)

Author:
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Translator:
Patek, Robert (T-2)  Search this
Issuing body:
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Materiel Command. Air Documents Division (T-2)  Search this
Extent:
26 Frames
Container:
Reel 1, Item 1
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
September 25, 1945
Scope and Contents:
AAF ATSC Air Document Division translation, September 25, 1945. Translated by Robert Patek from Hermann Oberth, "Die Flak-Rakete," 1945.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408-ref507

CGD-2 : Wood-Burning Jet Unit

Author:
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Translator:
Wacknitz, Margaret  Search this
Issuing body:
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Materiel Command. Air Documents Division (T-2)  Search this
Extent:
26 Frames
Container:
Reel 1, Item 2
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
October 1, 1945
Scope and Contents:
AAF ATSC Air Documents Division (T-2) translation, October 1, 1945. Translated by Margaret Wacknitz from Hermann Oberth, "Der Holz-Strahl-Motor", March 12, 1945.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408-ref508

CGD-3 : The Design of a Long-Range Rocket

Author:
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Translator:
Dreyer, Reynold (T-2)  Search this
Issuing body:
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Materiel Command. Air Documents Division (T-2)  Search this
Extent:
30 Frames
Container:
Reel 1, Item 3
Type:
Archival materials
Microform
Frames
Date:
October 4, 1945
Scope and Contents:
AAF ATSC Air Documents Division (T-2) translation, October 4, 1945. Translated by Reynold Dreyer from Hermann Oberth, "Projekt Einer Fern-Rakete."
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm, Acc. XXXX.0408, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0408-ref509

Peenemünde Interviews Project

Topic:
Peenemunde Interviews Project (NASM)
Creator:
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Names:
Peenemunde Research and Development Station  Search this
Dahm, Werner  Search this
Danneberg, Konrad  Search this
Haeussermann, Walter  Search this
Heimberg, Karl  Search this
Hoelzer, Helmut  Search this
Mueller, Fritz  Search this
Neufeld, Michael J., 1951-  Search this
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Rees, Eberhard  Search this
Reisig, Gerhard  Search this
Rudolph, Arthur  Search this
Tessman, Bernhard  Search this
Wiesman, Walter  Search this
von Tiesenhausen, Georg  Search this
Extent:
2.51 Cubic feet (4 records center boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Oral history
Date:
1985-1990
Summary:
This collection consists of the oral history recordings and transcripts for the Peenemünde Interviews Project, which examined the development of the German Peenemünde complex from the early 1930s through World War II.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 39 hours of interviews with 13 individuals (in both audio cassette and transcript formats).
Arrangement:
The Peenemünde Interviews Project is arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Boxes 1, 2 and 3 contain the interviews on cassette tapes; box 4 contains the edited transcripts of the audio.
Historical note:
The collection consists of the oral history recordings and transcripts for the Peenemünde Interviews Project, which examined the development of the German Peenemünde complex from the early 1930s through World War II. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for this project was Michael Neufeld and the following individuals were interviewed: Werner Dahm; Konrad Danneberg; Walter Haeussermann; Karl Heimberg; Helmut Hoelzer; Fritz Mueller; Herman Oberth; Eberhard Rees (with Mrs. Rees); Gerhard Reisig; Arthur Rudolph; Bernhard Tessman (with Karl Heimburg); Georg von Tiesenhausen; and Walter Wiesman.
Provenance:
Space History, NASM, Transfer, 1999, 1999-0038, Varies
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-1 rocket  Search this
V-2 rocket  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Germany  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Oral history
Citation:
Peenemünde Interviews Project, Acc. 1999.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0038
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Peenemünde Interviews Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0038
Online Media:

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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

Rolf Engel Collection

Creator:
Engel, Rolf.  Search this
Names:
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Technical drawings
Technical notes
Date:
bulk 1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of files for eight different projects related to rockets conceived by Hermann Oberth, Rudolf Nebel, Franz Mengering, Reinhold Tiling, and some unattributed work. The rockets discussed the project files includes Mirak and Doppelstaber (this may be another name for the Repulsor), as well as several other types. The files contain drawings, notes, and photographs. All materials are in German. There is also a set of photocopies of many of the images which includes a small amount of caption information for some of the images.
Biographical / Historical:
Rolf Engel was born on August 10, 1912 in Menz/Ruppin, Germany. In 1928, along with Wernher von Braun, Engel joined the newly formed Berlin Section of the Verein Für Raumschiffahrt (German Rocket Society), where he participated in liquid propellant rocket experiments at the Raketenflugplatz (Rocket Airfield) with people like Rudolf Nebel, Willy Ley, Klaus Riedel and von Braun. Engel also worked as chief technical assistant to Johannes Winkler, who launched the HW-1 rocket on February 20, 1931 at a military parade ground near Dessau. This event represented the first launching of a liquid propellant rocket by someone other than Robert Goddard. From 1932 to 1935, Engel founded two research groups, Research Institute for Rocket Technology and Versuchsabteilung (Experimental Department), but they were short-lived due to lack of funding. In 1939, Engel was named technical director of Versuchsanstalt Für Strahltriebwerke (Research Center for Jet Engines) where work primarily focused on the development of fin-stabilized, solid propellant liquid rockets. During World War II, Engel was a member of the Ministry of Armament's Commissions on Ammunition, Armament, and Ballistic Missiles and also a member of the Reichsforschungsrat (National Research Council). From 1946 to 1952, Engel worked in France as a consultant for ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aéronautiques). From 1952 to 1957, he worked in Egypt advising the Egyptian Air Force as Director of CERVA (Compagnie des Engines à Réaction pour Vol Accéleré). From 1957 to 1962, Engel lived in Rome, Italy and served as a consultant to various guided missile manufacturers including SISPRE (Societa Italiana per lo Studio della Propulsione a Reazione) and Bombrini Parodi-Delfino. In 1962, Engel returned to Germany where he was named Director of the newly-formed space division of the Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm (MBB) consortium in Munich. In 1971, Engel retired from active professional life for health reasons, although he published several books throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Rolf Engel died in 1993 at the age of 81.
Provenance:
Rolf Engel, Gift
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
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Space flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Mirak Research Rocket (Germany, 1930s)  Search this
Repulsor Research Rocket (Germany, 1931)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Technical drawings
Technical notes
Citation:
Rolf Engel Collection, Accession XXXX-0856, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0856
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0856

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

Die Rakete zu den Planeträumen / von Hermann Oberth

Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
Physical description:
92 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill. (some col., folded), port. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
1923
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .O12 1960
TL790.O12 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_231139

Die Möglichkeit der Weltraumfahrt : allgemeinverständliche Beiträge zum Raumschiffahrtsproblem / von professor Hermann Oberth, dr. Franz v. Hoefft, dr.-ing. Walter Hohmann, dr. Karl Debus, ingenieur Guido von Pirquet und ingenieur Fr. W. Sander ; herausgegeben von Willy Ley; mit 70 abbildungen

Title:
Weltraum Schiff-fahrt
Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
Hoefft, Franz von 1882-  Search this
Hohmann, Walter 1880-  Search this
Debus, Karl 1891-  Search this
Pirquet, Guido von 1880-  Search this
Sander, W  Search this
Ley, Willy 1906-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Burden, William A. M (William Armistead Moale) 1906-1984 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 344 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1928
Topic:
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482905

Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen / von Hermann Oberth ; mit 3 Tafeln, 58 Textabbildungen, 1 Photographie une einem Vorwort von Prof. Fr. Wernher von Braun

Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher 1912-1977  Search this
Physical description:
92 p., [3] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., col. port. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
1923
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .O12 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486311

Menschen im Weltraum; neue Projekte für Raketen-und Raumfahrt

Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. (p. 254-256 advertisements) plates, port., map, diagrs. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
[1954]
Topic:
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .O28X
TL790.O28X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_121047

Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen / von Hermann Oberth ; mit 2 Tafeln und 58 Textabbildungen

Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
Former owner:
F. M. J. Rehse Archiv und Museum für Zeitgesichte München DSI  Search this
Physical description:
92 p., [2] folded leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
C 1923
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .O12 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129671

Wege zur Raumschiffahrt, von Hermann Oberth, mit 4 Tafeln und 159 Abbildungen

Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 431 p. illus., IV fold. pl. (2 col.) diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1929
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .O3 1929
TL790.O3 1929
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_162759

Ways to spaceflight / by Hermann Oberth

Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA technical translation F-622  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 597 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL782 .O2
TL782.O2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_16625

Man into space; new projects for rocket and space travel. Translated by G.P.H. De Freville

Author:
Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989  Search this
Physical description:
232 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
[1957]
Topic:
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Call number:
TL790 .O283X
TL790.O283X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_24485

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