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Roman, Nancy Grace, 1925-
Oral history interview with Nancy Grace Roman, 1980 August 19.
Centers on National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) career but includes early life, professional training at Swarthmore College and University of Chicago; staff position at Yerkes Observatory, work and relations with William Morgan, and later the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Identifies development of astronomical interests at NASA, early advocates of space astronomy, and the evolution of the NASA astronomy programs and relationships with other space interests at Kitt Peak, National Science Foundation (NSF),and elsewhere. The Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO) numbering and history. Discussion includes how priorities are established and the role of technological limitations. Also prominently mentioned are: William Pendry Bidelman, Adriaan Blaauw, Ira Sprague Bowen, Arthur D. Code, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Friedman, Riccardo Giacconi, Jocelyn Gill, Leo Goldberg, Lyndon B. Johnson, Frank Low, Aden Meinel, Jesse Mitchell, William Wilson Morgan, Homer Edward Newell, Georgia Frances Smith Roman, Allan Sandage, Gary Schilling, Abe Silverstein, Lyman Spitzer, Otto Struve, Harry S. Truman, Peter van de Kamp, Alan Tower Waterman, Jerrold Reinach Zacharias; Ames Laboratory, Brookings Institution, Copernicus (Satellite), Einstein (Satellite), Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Land Satellite, National Science Foundation (U.S.), Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.), Pennsylvania State University, Scout (Rocket), Small Astronomy Satellite Program, Swarthmore College Observatory, Uhuru (Satellite), United States Air Force, United States Congress, United States Federal Executive Institute, United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center, United States Office of Naval Research, and X-15 (Rocket).
Blaauw, Adriaan.
Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973.
Code, Arthur D.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Giacconi, Riccardo.
Goldberg, Leo.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Morgan, W. W. (William Wilson), 1906-
Newell, Homer Edward, 1915-
Roman, Nancy Grace, 1925-
Sandage, Allan.
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901-
Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967.
Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986
Ames Laboratory.
Brookings Institution.
Goddard Space Flight Center.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Pennsylvania State University.
Swarthmore College.
United States. Air Force
United States. Congress.
United States. Federal Executive Institute.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
United States. Office of Naval Research.
University of Chicago.
Yerkes Observatory.
Women in astronomy.
Women in aeronautics.
Women in science
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Land Satellite.
Copernicus (Satellite)
Einstein (Satellite)
Scout (Rocket)
Uhuru (Satellite)
X-15 (Rocket)
Bidelman, William Pendry.
Friedman, Herbert, 1916-2000
Gill, Jocelyn.
Low, Frank James
Meinel, Aden B.
Mitchell, Jesse.
Roman, Georgia Frances Smith.
Schilling, Gary.
Silverstein, Abe, 1908-
Small Astronomy Satellite Program.
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory.
Sproul Observatory.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA