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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 Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963 (Physicist, Aerodynamicist, Applied Mathematician)
Feb. 18, 1963
MEDIUM: Audio Tape; FORMAT: DAT; LENGTH: 6-8 Min.; QUANTITY: 1
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