Data Sphere (Capsule); Carmichael, Leonard; Museums, Smithsonian Institution (SI), Events, General; General Electric Corporation, Missile and Space Division; Museums, Smithsonian Institution (SI), SI Facilities, Arts & Industries Building (USNM); Schrieve

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Collection Item Summary:

View taken at presentation ceremony for the donation of the Data Sphere (Capsule) [A19590101000 and associated numbers] held in the rotunda of the Arts & Industries building, May 15, 1959. Seated from left to right are Paul A. Lathrop (General Electric, Missile and Space Vehicle Department); Hilliard W. Paige (General Electric, Missile and Space Vehicle Department); Bernard A. Schriever (Commander of the Air Research and Development Command, USAF); Smithsonian Secretary Leonard Carmichael; G.F. Metcalf (General Electric, Regional Vice President, Washington Defense Activities); and an unidentified man. The Data Sphere capsule can be seen on a table with some models and other items in the right foreground.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Astronautics
  • Artificial satellites
  • Space surveillance

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Date

5/15/1959

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-9A13718

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