This collection consists of articles and transcripts of speeches by Newell during his tenure with NASA.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of articles and transcripts of speeches by Dr. Newell from 1960 --1973 covering a broad range of space program and space science related topics.
Dr. Homer Edward Newell, Jr. (1915 --1983), mathematician and administrator, was the principal organizer of the American space program during the early years of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He attended Harvard College (AB, 1936; AMT, 1937) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D, 1940). He taught mathematics at the University of Maryland (1940 --1944) before joining the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) as a mathematician and theoretical physicist (1944 --1947). Dr. Newell became head of the Rocket Sonde Branch of the NRL (1947 --1955) and later Acting Superintendent of the Atmosphere and Astrophysics Division (1955 --1958). During this time he coordinated the Navy's development of Project Vanguard, which placed the first American satellite in Earth orbit (1958). With the creation of NASA in 1958 Dr. Newell transferred from NRL to become Assistant Director of Space Science (1958 --1960) at NASA. He later served as Deputy Director of Space Flight Programs (1960 --1963) and Director of the Office of Space Science (1963 --1967) before being named Associate Director of NASA (1967 --1973), where he served until he retired in 1973.
No donor information., 1986, XXXX-0150, Unknown, gift
"Statement by the U.S. Delegate" in response to Soviet statement on high altitude nuclear testing presented at the sixth meeting of the Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Geneva, Switzerland
"The Purpose and Timing of the U.S. Space Program" read by John Nicolaides,
Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Space Science & Applications, NASA, to the Princeton University Space Conference, Princeton, New Jersey
"Government and Universities" read by Dr. John Holloway, Deputy Director,
Grants and Research Contracts Division, Office of Space Science and Applications to the Fourth National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space, Boston, Massachusetts