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Relativistic gravitation : proceedings of Symposium 15 of the COSPAR twenty-seventh Plenary Meeting held in Espoo, Finland, 18-29 July 1988 / edited by R.D. Reasenberg and R.F.C. Vessot

Author:
COSPAR Plenary Meeting (27th : 1988 : Espoo, Finland)  Search this
Reasenberg, R. D  Search this
Vessot, R. F. C  Search this
COSPAR  Search this
International Astronomical Union (IAU)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 158 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Relativity (Physics)  Search this
Gravitation  Search this
Call number:
QC173.55 .C83 1988
QC173.55.C83 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381485

Life sciences and space research XXIII(2) : planetary biology and origins of life : proceedings of the Topical Meeting of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F (Meetings F1, F7, F8) and of Workshops XX, XXI, and XXIII of the COSPAR Twenty-seventh Plenary Meeting held in Espoo, Finland, 18-29 July 1988 / edited by A.W. Schwartz ... [et al.]

Author:
COSPAR Plenary Meeting (27th : 1988 : Espoo, Finland)  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 219 p. ; ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1989
Topic:
Life on other planets  Search this
Molecular evolution  Search this
Call number:
QB602.9 .C83 1988
QB602.9.C83 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381913

Life sciences and space research XXIV(3) : planetary biology and origins of life, proceedings of the Topical Meeting of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F (Meetings F7, F1, F8 and F9) and Evening Session 1 of the COSPAR Twenty-eighth Plenary Meeting held in the Hague, The Netherlands, 25 June - 6 July, 1990 / edited by J. Oró ... [et al.]

Title:
Planetary biology and origins of life
Author:
COSPAR Plenary Meeting (28th : 1990 : The Hague, Netherlands)  Search this
COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 288 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Mars (Planet)
Date:
1992
1992, c1991
Topic:
Life on other planets  Search this
Molecular evolution  Search this
Comets  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
QB602.9 .C83 1990
QB602.9.C83 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427763

Life sciences and space research XXV(4) : planetary biology and origins of life : proceedings of the Topical Meeting of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F (Meeting F3) of the COSPAR Twenty-ninth Plenary Meeting held in Washington, DC, U.S.A., 28 August-5 September, 1992 / edited by J.M. Greenberg ... [et al.]

Title:
Planetary biology and origins of life
Author:
COSPAR Plenary Meeting (29th : 1992 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Greenberg, J. Mayo (Jerome Mayo) 1922-  Search this
COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission F  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 452 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Mars (Planet)
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Life on other planets  Search this
Molecular evolution  Search this
Space biology  Search this
Research  Search this
Call number:
QB602.9 .C83 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477564

Life sciences : space and Mars recent results : proceedings of the F3.1, F3.4, F2.4 and F3.8 Symposia of COSPAR Scientific Commission F, which were held during the Thirtieth COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Hamburg, Germany, 11-21 July, 1994 / edited by A. Brack ... [et al.]

Author:
COSPAR Scientific Assembly (30th : 1994 : Hamburg, Germany)  Search this
Brack, A (André)  Search this
COSPAR Scientific Commission F  Search this
Physical description:
x, 272 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Mars (Planet)
Date:
1996
Topic:
Space biology  Search this
Space radiobiology  Search this
Life on other planets  Search this
Atmosphere  Search this
Call number:
QH327 .C677 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512488

Climate Change Committees /Speeches [including a few by RIde]

Collection Creator:
Ride, Sally, 1951-2012  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Sally K. Ride Papers, Acc. 2014-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Sally K. Ride Papers
Sally K. Ride Papers / Series 6: Space and Stem Education Advocacy / 6.2: STEM Advocacy, Committees and Conferences
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2014-0025-ref536
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Richard Porter Papers

Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Names:
General Electric Company  Search this
General Electric Company. Guided Missiles Department  Search this
International Council of Scientific Unions. Committee on Space Research. United States Academy  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Space Sciences Board. International Relations Committee  Search this
Project Hermes  Search this
United Nations. Committe on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space  Search this
United States. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year  Search this
United States. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year. Earth Satellite Program. Technical Panel  Search this
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977  Search this
Extent:
6.54 Cubic feet (6 records center boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Programs
Photographs
Publications
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
circa 1930s-1980
Summary:
This collection consists of six feet of material documenting Porter's many scientific contributions. The following types of material are included: photographs, lecture notes, correspondence, trip notes, newspaper clippings, symposium programs, papers, and periodicals, circa 1930s-1980s.
Scope and Content:
The Richard Porter Collection reflects Porter's career as an electrical engineer, rocketry expert, and a corporate manager and consultant. Almost the entirety of this collection consists of materials related to his professional work. This includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, notes, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, newsletters, papers, articles, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous materials (directories, mailing lists, transcript, etc.), as well as a scrapbook. It is worth singling out a few of the aforementioned materials for their particular historical significance pertaining to the development of rocketry and space exploration. Some of the correspondence, memoranda and notes reveal the inner workings of Operation Paperclip: the U.S. plan to seek out, debrief, recruit and evacuate German rocket scientists from war-torn Germany to America. Additionally, other examples of correspondence and notes give candid appraisals of some key figures in the aerospace field, as well as to illustrate exchanges between Porter and such scientific luminaries as Carl Sagan, Wernher von Braun, Simon Ramo, Holger Toftoy, Fred Durant III, Edith Goddard and Clyde Tombaugh.

The Porter Collection is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, notebooks, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials are organized by the former method. Reports are arranged alphabetically by organizational name while newsletters and papers are grouped alphabetically by title and then chronologically.

The reader should note that the Porter Collection was exposed to a fire in Porter's office sometime during the late 1970s. The fire, along with the subsequent dousing of water from the firefighters, destroyed much of this collection. All that remained are the materials described here. While the surviving materials generally suffered only minor damage (mainly to their original folders), scorch marks can be occasionally observed on some correspondence, speeches, reports, etc.. More serious problems exist with seven folders containing photographs. For conservation purposes, they have been separated from the rest of the photographs in this collection and are currently unavailable to researchers.
Arrangement:
The Porter Collection is arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, notes, notebooks, speeches, photographs, brochures, pamphlets, programs, magazines, journals, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials are organized by the former method. Reports are arranged alphabetically by organizational name while newsletters and papers are grouped alphabetically by title.
Biographical/Historical note:
As an established authority on rockets, GE placed Porter in overall charge of the company's guided missiles department in 1953. By the mid-1950s, his great knowledge in this field also lead to a position as head of a panel of scientists tasked with developing a U.S. space program in time for the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58. On February 1, 1958, Porter was given the honor of announcing to reporters that the U.S. had launched its first satellite, Explorer 1, the previous night. The booster employed for this endeavor, an Army Jupiter-C, was designed and built mainly by the German rocket scientists (including their leader, Wernher von Braun) Porter helped to bring to America thirteen years earlier. By this time, GE assigned him as a company-wide consultant. Besides serving as leader of the U.S. IGY effort, he also served on many other boards and panels such as the International Relations Committee of the Space Sciences Board, U.S. National Academy of Science, the U.S. Academy in the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the U.S. delegation for the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. During his long career in engineering and aerospace development, Porter was also the recipient of numerous honors and awards. These included the Coffin Award, Goddard Award and the Scientific Achievement Award given by Yale University.

Aside from his career, Porter had a busy personal life. In 1946, he married Edith Wharton Kelly. The couple had two daughters and a son. Porter enjoyed horticulture -- especially growing orchids, as well as skiing and playing the clarinet. He died on October 6, 1996 at the age of 83.
General note:
Dr. Porter had a fire that destroyed most of his papers. These six boxes are all that remain.
Provenance:
Susan Porter Beffel and Thomas Andrew Porter, Gift, 1997, 1997-0037, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Topic:
V-2 rocket  Search this
Launch complexes (Astronautics) -- White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Programs
Photographs
Publications
Correspondence
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0037
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Richard Porter Papers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0037
Online Media:

COSPAR Information Bulletin, no. 78

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1977 April
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 9: Magazines and Journals
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref183

Citation, Gerald L. Phillippe Award, General Electric Foundation for Distinguished Public Service, January 23, 1970. Also includes photographs of the moon taken by crew of Apollo 8 and the delegates from COSPAR meeting

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1968-1970
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 14: Miscellaneous Materials
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref244

Correspondence and memoranda, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1975-1976
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref33

Correspondence and memoranda, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref50

Memoranda, meeting minutes and agenda, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1977-1980
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 2: Memoranda
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref70

Report of the Eighteenth COSPAR Meeting, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Varna, Bulgaria

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1975 May 29-June 7
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 4: Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref81

XXth COSPAR Meeting and Associated Symposia, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Tel Aviv, Israel

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1977 June 7-18
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 4: Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref82

Twenty-First Plenary Meeting and Associated Activities, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Innsbruck, Austria

Collection Creator:
Porter, Richard W. (Richard William), 1913-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1978 May 29-June 10
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Richard Porter Papers
Richard Porter Papers / Series 4: Reports
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0037-ref83

Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection

Creator:
Kallmann-Bijl, Hildegard Korf, Dr., 1908-1968.  Search this
Names:
Project RAND  Search this
Rand Corporation  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Charts
Publications
Correspondence
Maps
Date:
1949-1980
bulk 1949-1968
Summary:
This collection consists of Kallmann-Bijl's professional files, The material consists of correspondence, photographs, and newspaper and magazine articles, as well as research files covering her professional career (1949-68). The collection also includes copies of a number of Kallmann-Bijl's publications.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection contains copies of published and unpublished technical papers written by Dr. Kallmann-Bijl and other scientists dealing with the atmosphere and space exploration. There are also correspondence, awards, handwritten notes, calculations, newspaper articles, photographs, negatives and two slides. In addition, there is some material regarding Dr. Kallmann-Bijl's involvement with various professional organizations such as the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This material includes copies of technical papers, programs and proceedings from these organizations.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as follows:

Series 1

Dr. Kallman-Bijl's personal papers

Biographical information

Series 2

Technical papers written by other scholars

Technical papers by unknown authors

Series 3

Organizations

Series 4

Miscellaneous materials
Biographical Note:
Dr. Hildegard Gertrud Helen Korf Kallmann-Bijl (1908-1968) was one of the most active pioneers in her examination of the physics of high atmosphere for the flight calculations of satellites. Before the first satellite reached its orbit, she had calculated a theoretical extrapolation of a model of the atmosphere which gave physicists a whole year's lead. The lifespan of the satellite could be predicted with the "Kallmann Atmosphere." Dr. Kallmann then made satellite measurements in relation to this atmospheric model, again to perfection. In 1961, she published a paper on the International Reference Atmosphere. With this foundation, she was able to forecast the landing spot with accurate precision for the astronauts and cosmonauts.

Hildegard Korf was born on September 18, 1908 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. She was raised in the Catholic faith and educated in Catholic boarding schools. By 1929, Ms. Korf had earned the equivalent of her bachelor's degree at the University of Berlin, in Philosophy. She then enrolled in classes at the Technische Hoch Schule and majored in Metallurgy. While attending school, Ms. Korf volunteered her free time to work for the Journalism Institute at the University of Berlin where she gained experience in the editorial business. She later worked three years as an editor for the Deutscher Press Publishers.

While at the university, Hildegard Korf became friends with Julie Braun. It was she who developed in Ms. Korf a sensitivity for Goethe and the worlds of science and art. However, Julie Braun was forced to leave Germany because of her Jewish faith. The Korfs were not persecuted because they were considered three quarters "Aryan" and one quarter "non-Aryan," but by the 1930's the Korfs were not allowed full political freedom. Julie Braun left her estate in Zehlendorf in the care of Ms. Korf and her attorney, Curt Kallmann. There was little Curt Kallmann could do to protect Julie's property because he too was Jewish. One evening in 1939, Kallmann called Hildegard Korf and told her that the Gestapo was on their way to arrest him. With the help of Dr. Benno Hahn, Ms. Korf was able to get herself and Curt Kallmann out of Germany and on their way to Sweden. The Dresden Zeiss Works, where Ms. Korf had worked since 1936, asked her to return and "guaranteed" that no action would be taken against her, but Hildegard Korf felt that she had burned her bridge behind her and never went back to Germany. Kallman suffered a nervous breakdown while in Sweden, and since he was unable to travel alone to the United States, the American Council suggested to Ms. Korf that she travel as his wife. Because of laws existing then, it took an intervention of a Catholic Bishop in Sweden to bring about their marriage. They made the journey to America and their marriage lasted until 1958. Dr. Hildegard Kallmann divorced Curt Kallman but continued to support him until her death.

Dr. Hildegard Kallmann later married Jan Bijl, a Dutchman who had spent several years in a German concentration camp for acting as a Dutch courier while in exile in London. At the time of their marriage, Bijl was the Vice-President of Fokker Aviation at Shiphol near Amsterdam. Unfortunately, Jan Bijl died on December 9, 1963. Dr. Hildegard Kallmann-Bijl died suddenly of a heart attack on November 7, 1968.

Between the years of 1949-1963, Dr. Kallmann-Bijl published approximately 35 papers on ionospheric research, meteor research, high altitude research, solid propellant research, national space research and international space research. Dr. Kallmann-Bijl will always be remembered for her contributions in early astrophysical studies at national and international laboratories.
Provenance:
Frank Korf, gift, 1989, 1989-0042
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Geophysics  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Charts
Publications
Correspondence
Maps
Identifier:
NASM.1989.0042
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Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1989-0042
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Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), The Hague, Netherlands, handwritten notes by H. Kallmann on meeting

Collection Creator:
Kallmann-Bijl, Hildegard Korf, Dr., 1908-1968.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March, 1959
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection
Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection / Series 3: Organizations
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0042-ref152

COSPAR, Proposal for an International Standard Atmosphere

Collection Creator:
Kallmann-Bijl, Hildegard Korf, Dr., 1908-1968.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 5, 1960
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection
Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection / Series 3: Organizations
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0042-ref153

COSPAR, meeting in Florence, Italy

Collection Creator:
Kallmann-Bijl, Hildegard Korf, Dr., 1908-1968.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
April, 1961
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection
Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection / Series 3: Organizations
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0042-ref154

U.S. Space Science Program, report to COSPAR.

Collection Creator:
Kallmann-Bijl, Hildegard Korf, Dr., 1908-1968.  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May, 1962
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
See more items in:
Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection
Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl Collection / Series 3: Organizations
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1989-0042-ref155

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