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The Advanced Stirling Engine for Space Power Presentation

Identifier: 2022-512

Scope and Content

This is a 31-page Xeroxed copy of a presentation originally given at the ARS 14th Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. from November 16 through November 20, 1959. The presentation is a description of a Stirling-type engine designed for possible use in space travel. It was co-authored by H.W. Welsh, E.J. Poste and R.B. Wright, all employees of the Allison Division of General Motors Corporation.


  • Creation: 1959


Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.

Copyright Information

The Science History Institute holds copyright to The Advanced Stirling Engine for Space Power Presentation. The researcher assumes full responsibility for all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Background Note

The American Rocket Society (ARS) was founded in 1930. Originally called the American Interplanetary Society, its name was changed in 1934 to reflect the growing seriousness of the society’s aims and programs, which included the testing of various types of liquid-fueled rockets. The organization grew rapidly as the U.S. government became more interested in rocketry and by 1959 it had a membership of 21,000. In 1963 the ARS merged with the Institute of Aerospace Sciences. The new organization was called the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).


0.10 Linear Feet (1 Folder)

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Copy of a presentation given at the American Rocket Society 14th Annual Meeting.

Acquisition Information

The Advanced Stirling Engine for Space Power Presentation was found in the collections of the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation).

The Advanced Stirling Engine for Space Power Presentation.
Finding aid created and encoded into EAD by Jahna Auerbach.
September 2022
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Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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