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The Naval Research Laboratory, with the use of captured German V-2 rockets, conducted in the 1940s and 1950s a long series of experiments which sought to further our understanding of the upper atmosphere and the nature of solar radiation. The technology utilized in the V-2 itself was also a focus of research.

Identifier

NASM.1998.0024

Creator

DeVorkin, David H., 1944-

Date

[ca. 1940s-1950s]

Provenance

David DeVorkin, DSH (NASM) and others, Transfer, 1998, 1998-0024, Public Domain

Extent

2.7 Cubic feet ((6 legal document boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Publications

Reports

Articles

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of reports, both original and photocopied, from the NRL and other entities. Some correspondence, scientific abstracts and articles are also included.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Publications

Reports

Articles

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

Names

Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)

DeVorkin, David H., 1944-

Topics V-2 rocket
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations
Aeronautics
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Rocketry
Solar radiation

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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