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The Rocket-Sonde Research Section of the Naval Research Laboratory (NAR) participated in the V-2 Panel (ACA V-2 Upper Atmosphere Research Panel), which, with the use of captured German V-2 rockets, conducted in the 1940s and 1950s a long series of experiments which sought to to further our understanding of the upper atmosphere and the nature of solar radiation, as well as the technology utilized in the V-2 itself.

Identifier

NASM.1998.0025

Creator

DeVorkin, David H., 1944-

Date

1945-1986

Provenance

David DeVorkin, Transfer, 1998, 1998-0025, Public Domain

Extent

1.13 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (2 legal document boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Memoranda

Charts

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised mostly of administrative memoranda of the portion of the V-2 Panel which represented the Rocket-Sonde Research Section of NAR. The thirty-four files from Rocket-Sonde members are roughly chronological and are followed by files from other entities such as the Ad Hoc Committee on Rocket, Satellite and Space Research. The material in this collection was gathered by David DeVorkin while he conducted research for his book, _Science with a Vengeance_.

Genre/Form

Memoranda

Charts

Rights

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Names

Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.)

Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.). Rocket Sonde Branch

DeVorkin, David H., 1944-

Topics Artificial satellites
V-2 rocket
Rocketry
Astronautics
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Atmosphere, Upper -- Rocket observations
Ballistic missiles

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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