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Robert Gordon (1917- ) graduated from Cooper Union before serving with the US Army Air Forces as an engineer and as a navigator. He joined the Aerojet Engineering Corporation in 1945 where he conducted research on rocket propulsion systems. In 1957,Gordon received his Masters degree in Nuclear Engineering and in 1962, a Ph.D in Engineering Science. While at Aerojet General Nucleonics (AGN), he worked on covert naval free-flooded submarines, advanced composite structures and the Snap-8 liquid metal power conversion system. In 1971, Gordon and two associates formed Advanced Composites Industries.

Identifier

NASM.1999.0023

Creator

Gordon, Robert

Date

[ca 1940s-1950s]

Provenance

Dr. Robert Gordon, gift, 1999, 1999-0023, unknown

Extent

0.68 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 slim legal document box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Reports

Publications

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of biographical material on Robert Gordon, papers authored by him and by colleagues on various aspects of rocket propulsion, and his associations with the American Rocket Society, the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and the University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering.

Genre/Form

Reports

Publications

Rights

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Names

Aerojet-General Corporation

American Rocket Society

University of California Department of Nuclear Engineering

Topics Rocketry
Rocket engines
Astronautics
Rockets (Aeronautics)

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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