Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965

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Aeronautical engineer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Hugh Latimer Dryden : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131398

Dryden was the Deputy Administrator of NASA.

From the description of Decontamination and Sterilization of Spacecraft : letter to Dr. Phillip Abelson, Director, Geophysical Laboratory, 1961 Mar 10. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099428

Dryden was Deputy Administrator.

From the description of Organizational changes in NASA : letter to Lloyd V. Berkner, Graduate Research Center, Inc., 1961 Oct 6. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733097624

From the description of Publication and distribution of scientific data obtained via use of space vehicles : letter to William H. Pickering, JPL Director, 1959 Feb 11. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733098409

From the description of Ranger 5 Failure and Photographic Data of Future Ranger Missions : letter to Dr. Harold Urey, School of Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1962 Nov 21. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099405

Hugh L. Dryden (1898-1965). Aerodynamicist. A.B. (1915), Ph.D. (1919), physics and mathematics, Johns Hopkins University. National Bureau of Standards (1918-1947); Director, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1947-1958); Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1958-1965).

From the description of Hugh L. Dryden certificates, 1903-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305907

Dryden was Deputy Director.

From the description of Current Status of Certain Programs, Including Lunar Logistics Vehicle, Voyager, and Ranger: memo to James Webb, NASA Administrator, 1962 Jul 31. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099426

Dryden was Deputy Administrator of NASA.

From the description of Ranger Failures : letter to Harold C. Urey, UC San Diego, 1962 Nov 14. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099458

From the description of Role of a Scientist as a Member of the Apollo Crew : letter to Dr. Evan H. Walker, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Maryland, 1962 Oct 16. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099454

From the description of Ranger 5 Failure : letter to Harold Urey, School of Science & Engineering, UC San Diego, 1962 Nov 21. (Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 733099460

Pioneer in aerodynamics and space program administrator.

Dryden was born in Pocomoke City, Md. in 1898 and raised in Baltimore. He received his B.A. (1916), M.A. (1918) and Ph. D. (1920) in physics and mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University. His professional career was spent in government agencies: the National Bureau of Standards Division of Mechanics and Sound (1918-47), the Natilonal Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) committee member (1921-46) and Director (1947-58), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Deputy Administrator (1958-65). He served on a variety of other committees and commissions dealing with civilian and military aeronautical research. His fields of research included air turbulence, the boundary layer and the development of wind tunnel research. He was one of the founders of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences (later part of AIAS), active in the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), and editor of Applied Mechanics Review and the Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences (Home Secretary 1955-65) and active in forming the National Academy of Engineering. He was president of the Cosmos Club and trustee of the National Geographic Society. Dryden was also a licensed preacher in the Methodist Church. In 1920 he married Mary Libbie Travers, and they had three children Hugh, Jr., Mary Ruth and Nancy Travers. Dryden died December 2, 1965.

From the description of Hugh Latimer Dryden papers, 1908-1966. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49308208

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creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Possible statement of mission for Jet Propulsion Laboratory : typed copy of notebook page, 1958 Oct 10. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Current Status of Certain Programs, Including Lunar Logistics Vehicle, Voyager, and Ranger: memo to James Webb, NASA Administrator, 1962 Jul 31. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Publication and distribution of scientific data obtained via use of space vehicles : letter to William H. Pickering, JPL Director, 1959 Feb 11. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Emme, Eugene Morlock. Hugh Latimer Dryden : 1898-1965 / by Eugene M. Emme. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Richard Davies appointed to NASA -DOD Space science committee : letter to the Honorable Herbert F. York, 1959 Oct. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Decontamination and Sterilization of Spacecraft : letter to Dr. Phillip Abelson, Director, Geophysical Laboratory, 1961 Mar 10. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. In Memoriam... Theodore von Karman, 1963 May 28. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Organizational changes in NASA : letter to Lloyd V. Berkner, Graduate Research Center, Inc., 1961 Oct 6. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965. Reminiscences of Hugh Latimer Dryden : oral history, 1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. NASA / JPL/Army relationship : letter to Major General John B. Medaris, 1959 Jan 14. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-. Autobiographical letter to Hugh Dryden, 1959. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Possible statement of mission for Jet Propulsion Laboratory : handwritten note, 1958 Oct 10. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Ranger 5 Failure : letter to Harold Urey, School of Science & Engineering, UC San Diego, 1962 Nov 21. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Letter from Dryden to Glenn Seaborg Chancellor UC Berkeley re: a Proposal for Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley. Sep 1959. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Harry Wexler Papers, 1929-1962 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Memo from Dryden to H.E. Newell re: Announcement of Opportunities for Participation in Space Flight Investigations Oct 1965. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Letter from Dryden to Dr. Lloyd Berkner Chmn. Space Science Board NAS* re: Board's Recommendations for a Basic Research Program Feb 1961. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965. Hugh Latimer Dryden papers, 1908-1966. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965. Hugh L. Dryden certificates, 1903-1966. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Ranger 5 Failure and Photographic Data of Future Ranger Missions : letter to Dr. Harold Urey, School of Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1962 Nov 21. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Role of a Scientist as a Member of the Apollo Crew : letter to Dr. Evan H. Walker, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Maryland, 1962 Oct 16. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. NASA supports intelligence work that JPL performs for the Army : letter to Major General August Schomburg, 1959, Jan 22. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Wexler, Harry, 1911-1962. Harry Wexler papers, 1929-1962. Library of Congress
referencedIn Emme, Eugene Morlock. Hugh Latimer Dryden : 1898-1965 / by Eugene M. Emme. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Dryden, Hugh L., 1898-1965. Ranger Failures : letter to Harold C. Urey, UC San Diego, 1962 Nov 14. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Hall, R. Cargill 1937-. Theodore von Kármán : articles, and reports 1955-1974. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
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associatedWith California Institute of Technology. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Emme, Eugene Morlock. person
associatedWith Glennan, Thomas Keith, 1905-1995. person
associatedWith Hall, R. Cargill 1937- person
associatedWith International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. corporateBody
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Academy of Engineering. corporateBody
associatedWith National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Geographic Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Seamans, Robert C. person
associatedWith Shaughnessy, Donald F., person
associatedWith United States Army. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963. person
associatedWith Webb, James E. person
associatedWith Wentzel, Gregor, 1898- person
correspondedWith Wexler, Harry, 1911-1962. person
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Subject
Aerodynamics
Space missions
project planning
Aeronautics
Ranger 5 lunar probe
contract management
Management
Engineers--Interviews
Turbulence
Methodist Church--Sermons
Spacecraft sterilization
management planning
Aeronautical engineers--Archives
Ranger project :
Physicists--Archives
Lunar exploration
Aviation
Position (title)
Wind tunnel models
Boundary layer
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Aeronautical engineer
Physicists
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Birth 1898-07-02

Death 1965-12-02

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