Chemical Heritage Foundation - Othmer Library of Chemical History
The presentation is a fairly detailed description of a Stirling-type engine designed for possible use in space travel. It was co-authored by H.W. Welsh, E.J. Poste and R.B. Wright, all employees of the Allison Division of General Motors Corporation
This journal reproduction contains all but the final page. The articles included are : New experimental program, Experiments with powder motors, Rocket range finders, and Reviews of technical articles. Jack Parsons' article is experiments with powder motors and discusses powdered propellants
Scope and Content Papers include correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, notes, memoranda, reports, reprints, proposals, and class materials (notes, problems, exams, and reference sources). Some materials pertain to his work with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA.
This series contains the same report presented different ways. The original publication in Astronautics, Journal of the American Rocket Society, no 41, Jul 1938 is included as well as the resulting report reprinted from the article
This review is of the James Jackson Cabot Fund lecture by Rear Admiral Calvin M. Bolster, Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., Publication No. 9, 1950 and is excerpted from the Journal of the American Rocket Society Vol. 85, pages 92-93
Papers include correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, notes, memoranda, reports, reprints, proposals, and class materials (notes, problems, exams, and reference sources). Some materials pertain to his work with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA
Descriptive Entry This collection deals chiefly with Durant's tenure as Assistant Director for Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum. Perhaps the single topic of greatest interest is the effort to obtain a building for NASM, which was accomplished on July 1, 1976, when the new museum opened. A parallel theme concerns the drive to plan and complete the new museum's exhibits. Durant's wide contacts in the aerospace community, based on his years as an engineer and administrator, made him very useful in this respect. At the same time, there is a continuing interest in the on-going study of the history of military aviation and astronautics as well. Finally, there is documentation for Durant's private interests, which included stamp collecting, magic, and the activities of the Cosmos Club, to which he belongs. Correspondents include many of the United States astronauts; Arthur C. Clarke; Stanley Kubrick; and the creators of "Star Trek," the popular television series.