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Harwit, Martin, 1931-
Oral History interview with Martin Harwit and Henry Kondracki, 1983 February 9.
This interview examines Martin Harwit's tenure as a physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), his time as a National Science Foundation fellow, and his working relationship with Henry Kondracki (an NRL engineer). The interview primarily is concerned with the roles of Harwit and Kondracki in the development of an infrared Aerobee rocket payload at Naval Research Laboratory.
Martin Harwit: Astrophysicist. Affiliations include: PhD., Physics, MIT, 1960; professor of astronomy at Cornell University; Naval Research Laboratory; Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Research interests include: observational astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, infrared astronomy, galaxy formation, and the history of astronomy and astrophysics.
Henry Kondracki: Astrophysicist, Naval Research Laboratory.
Harwit, Martin, 1931-
Kondracki, Henry.
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Aerobee rockets
Astrophysics -- History.
Infrared technology
Space flight -- Research.
Rocketry -- Technological innovations.
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
Kondracki, Henry., interviewee.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA