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National Medal Of Science Presentation
Original reel-to-reel in Karman Collection. Duplicated to cassette format March 1990 and filed chronologically with archive's general audio tape collection. Approx 2 minutes of President J.F. Kennedy presenting medal and reading the citation followed by about 4 minutes of Karman. Comments a) his poor English, b) honored by this distinction, c) came to USA in 1930 when Guggenheim & Millikan "imported" him from Europe, d) worked with friends at Caltech on rockets, e) re General Arnold and working for the military.
Von Karman, Theodore (Physicist, Aerodynamicist, Applied Mathematician)
Feb. 18, 1963
MEDIUM: Audio Tape; FORMAT: Cassette; LENGTH: 6-8 Min.; QUANTITY: 1
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