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Oertel, Goetz Kuno Heinrich, 1934-
Oral history interview with Goetz Kuno Heinrich Oertel, 1978 April 25.
Early education in Germany, 1934-1957, including study at Kiel University. Move to U.S. and work at University of Maryland encompassing plasma spectroscopy, sounding rocket work, and theta pinch plasmas, 1957-1962. Completion of Ph.D., 1963; move to National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA-Langley) for work on plasma spectroscopy, 1963-1968. Expansion to galactic structure; first work with computers; declines job offer from German firm. Move to NASA and Washington, D.C.; mission of solar programs office; relations with outside astronomers. Insider's view of committee meetings using Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO) I as an example. Also prominently mentioned are: Marc Felix, Harold Glaser, Hans Griem, Fred Singer, Albrecht Otto Johannes Unsl̲d; Allgemeine Elekrizitt̃s Gesellschaft, American Astronomical Society, Langley Research Center, Orbiting Solar Observatory, and Sputnik (Spacecraft).
Felix, Marc
Glaser, Harold
Griem, Hans
Oertel, Goetz Kuno Heinrich, 1934-
Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-
Unsl̲d, Albrecht, 1905-
Allgemeine Elektrizitats Gesellschaft (Germany)
American Astronomical Society.
Langley Research Center.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Universitt̃ Kiel.
University of Maryland, College Park
Orbiting solar observatories
Plasma spectroscopy.
Rockets, Sounding.
Sputnik satellites
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Astronomers -- Interviews.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA