Upper Atmosphere Research Panel
The Upper Atmosphere Research Panel, also known as the V-2 Panel, was formed in 1946 to oversee experiments conducted using V-2 rockets brought to the United States after World War II. The experiments studied the upper atmosphere, solar radiation and X-ray astronomy, as well as the technology of the V-2 rocket.
The original committee members were:
- Ernst Henry Krause, Naval Research Laboratory
- G. K. Megerian (secretary), General Electric Co.
- W. G. Dow, University of Michigan
- M. J. E. Golay, U.S. Army Signal Corps
- C. F. Green, General Electric Co.
- K. H. Kingdon, General Electric Co.
- M. H. Nichols, Princeton University
- James Van Allen, Johns Hopkins University
- Fred Lawrence Whipple, Harvard University
- Preparing for spaceflight, Encyclopædia Britannica
- Upper Atmosphere Rocket Research Panel (V-2 Panel) Reports, Smithsonian Institution
- Alan Stern. "Research and Education Missions for Next Generation Suborbital Flight (Slides)" (PDF). USRA Division of Space Life Sciences. p. 23.
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