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Stewart Committee Collection

Creator:
Stewart, Homer  Search this
Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Special Capabilities  Search this
Vanguard (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Stewart, Homer  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reports
Date:
1955-1958
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes Stewart's accumulated files covering the Committee's activities from Fall 1955 until its termination in May 1958, after the launch of the first US satellite. These papers give useful insights into the secret deliberations on the progress of selecting the Vanguard proposal and highlights the considerable problems of that satellite project.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection is a complete set of copies of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Archives microfilm reel 10-3, which represents Dr. Homer Stewart's file on the so-called 'Stewart Committee.' This Committee was established during the summer of 1955 by Donald Quarles, Assistant Secretary of Defense, as the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Special Capabilities with the specific task of picking between three contending proposals for the first US satellite. The committee chose the Naval Research Laboratory's Vanguard proposal to be the first American satellite project and after their decision, they continued in an advisory capacity regarding the project.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, transfer, 1997, 1998-0010, 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:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Project Vanguard  Search this
Astronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg21a5acb80-96b7-400f-b008-25f5063cf6d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0010

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