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John L. Stewart worked as an electrical engineer for the Army's Jet Propulsion Laboratory between 1949 and 1951. While at JPL, Stewart was directly involved with research and development, construction, and testing of ballistic missile projects, including the 'Corporal', 'Sergeant' and 'Hermes' missile projects. The 'Corporal' was the first ballistic missile developed by the United States. Controlled by a command guidance system, the surface-to-surface missile had a range of approximately 75 miles at about Mach 3. It was eventually replaced by the 'Sergeant' missile. 'Hermes' was the Army program which involved testing operations using captured V-2 rockets.

Identifier

NASM.1996.0032

Creator

Stewart, John L.

Date

1949-1951

Provenance

John L. Stewart, gift, 199, 1996-0032, unknown

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Reports

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a set of three volumes of reports pertaining to the design and construction of guidance and related apparatus for the Army's Corporal, Sergeant, and Hermes projects. The reports contain detailed technical information accompanied by calculations, graphs, drawings, and some photographs (in volume 2). The three volumes are divided as follows: 1) October, 1949- January, 1950; 2) January, 1950 - September, 1950; 3) (?)February, 1951 - (?)May, 1951. There is a table of contents included at the beginning of each of the three volumes.

Genre/Form

Reports

Rights

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Names

"Corporal" missile project

"Hermes" missile project

"Sergeant" missile project

Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.

Stewart, John L.

Topics V-2 rocket
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Military
Ballistic missiles

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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