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David DeVorkin, a Space History Curator at the National Air and Space Museum, completed Science With A Vengeance in 1992. This book traces the exploration of the upper atmosphere with ballistic missiles systems, particularly the V-2. The first part of the book deals with the military context of upper atmospheric research: the military interest in seeing that such work was being done, the formation of appropriate groups in military labs capable of doing the work, and the development of the technical and managerial infrastructure required to get the work done. The later half of the book examines the specific problems each scientific group addressed, including the technical, professional and managerial obstacles they faced as they explored the use of rockets for studying the sun, cosmic rays, the upper atmosphere, and the ionosphere.

Identifier

NASM.1994.0054

Creator

DeVorkin, David H., 1944-

Date

[ca. 1930s-1950s]

Provenance

David H. DeVorkin, Transfer, 1994, 1994-0054, NASM/David DeVorkin

Extent

0.45 Cubic feet (1 legal document box)

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the photographs used in the book.

Genre/Form

Photographs

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

DeVorkin, David H., 1944-

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

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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