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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, 1947-1980 (1960-1970)

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Collection Item Summary:

This collection consists of publications issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory documenting JPL's work in jet and rocket propulsion, launch vehicle development, and planetary reconnaissance. Most of the material relates to work performed under NASA auspices, but significant material from Army- and Air Force-related research is also included.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

  • Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
  • Astronautics
  • Jet propulsion
  • Exploration

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Creator

Jet Propulsion Laboratory University of California

Subject

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory University of California

Physical description

  • 31.95 cubic feet (71 legal document boxes)
  • 29.82 linear feet

Date

  • 1947
  • 1947-1980
  • 1960-1970

Place

Outer space

Notes

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was organized by the US Army at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) to study a variety of propulsion-related topics. With the establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958, JPL was transferred from the Army to NASA, where it continued its development work on launch vehicles and, in time, space probes.

Type

  • Publications
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

XXXX-0612

Finding Aids

Online Finding Aid