This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Meeting of the Project Orbiter Committee on 17 March 1955 in Washington, D.C. Left to right, seated: Cdr. George W. Hoover, Office of Naval Research [ONR]; Frederick C. Durant III, Arthur D. Little, Inc.; James B. Kendrick, Aerophysics Development Corp.; William A. Giardini, Alabama Tool and Die; Phillipe W. Newton, Dept. of Defense; Rudolf H. Schlidt, Army Ballistic Missile Agency [ABMA]; Gerhard Heller, ABMA; Werner von Braun, ABMA; standing-- Lt. Cdr. William E. Dowdell, USN [US Navy]; Alexander Satin, ONR; Cdr. Robert C. Truax, USN; Liston Tatum, IBM [International Business Machines]; Austin W. Stanton, Varo, Inc.; Fred L. Whipple, Harvard Universitty; George W. Petri, IBM; Lowell O. Anderson, ONR; Milton W. Rosen, NRL.