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Guide to the Alvin Seiff Papers, 1955-2000
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Description
The Alvin Seiff Papers include instrument descriptions, design reviews, testing reports, progress reports, meeting notes, project proposals, correspondence, publications, photographs, and overheads documenting Seiff's contributions to atmospheric structure experiments in Viking, Cassini-Huygens, Galileo, and other projects during his career as a scientist and research associate at the NASA Ames Research Center.
Background
Alvin Seiff (called "Al" by his colleagues) made important contributions to the space exploration community during his career at NASA's Ames Research Center. He is thought by many to be the chief creator of the idea of employing entry probes to determine a planet's atmospheric structure.
Extent
Number of containers: 9

Volume: 3.15 cubic feet
Restrictions
Copyright does not apply to United States government records. For non-government material, researcher must contact the original creator.
Availability
Collection is open for research.