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:
- Artificial satellites
- Space surveillance