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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

Stratoscope II Collection

Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1.54 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Notes
Reports
Financial records
Photographs
Date:
1963-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of material documenting the development of the Stratoscope II. Included are the following types of material: photographs, financial reports, annual reports, test notes, minutes from internal meetings, correspondence, test plans, flight procedures and tests, record books, slides, and flight schedules.
Biographical / Historical:
The Stratoscope II was a giant .09 meter infrared telescope that was originally designed in the early 1960s for direct imaging but was first applied to infrared spectroscopy of planets and galaxies. The Stratoscope II was a balloon-borne telescope; the balloon was unmanned and the working of the telescope was radio-controlled from the ground while the telescope's pointing and focus were monitored by television.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John Dearden/Johns Hopkins University, gfit, 1993, 1993-0069, 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:
Stratoscope II  Search this
Infrared telescopes  Search this
Infrared spectroscopy  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Notes
Reports
Financial records
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0069
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0069

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