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FEBRUARY 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 17, 18, 24, MARCH 2, AND 12, 1959
Printed for the use of the Committee on Science and Astronautics
WASHINGTON : 1959
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS
OVERTON BROOKS, Louisiana, Chairman JOHN W. McCORMACK, Massachusetts JOSEPH W. MARTIN, JR., Massachusetts. GEORGE P. MILLER, California
JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas
GORDON L. McDONOUGH, California VICTOR L. ANFUSO, New York
J. EDGAR CHENOWETH, Colorado B. F. SISK, California
FRANK C. OSMERS, JR., New Jersey ERWIN MITCHELL, Georgia
WILLIAM K. VAN PELT, Wisconsin JAMES M. QUIGLEY, Pennsylvania
A. D. BAUMHART, JR., Ohio DAVID M. HALL, North Carolina
PERKINS BASS, New Hampshire LEONARD G. WOLF, Iowa
R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York JOSEPH E. KARTH, Minnesota KEN HECHLER, West Virginia EMILIO Q. DADDARIO, Connecticut WALTER H. MOELLER, Ohio DAVID S. KING, Utah J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana
CHARLES F. DUCANDER, Executive Director and Chief Counsel
DR. CHARLES S. SHELDON II, Technical Director
PHILIP B. YEAGER, Special Consultant
DEPOSITED BY THE
Beach, Maj. Gen. Dwight E., Director, Air Defense and Special
Weapons, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations,
Brucker, Hon. Wilber M., Secretary of the Army--
Chief of Research and Development, Department of the Army 235
Peters, Comdr. Irvin G., program manager, navigation satellite,
Schriever, Maj. Gen. Bernard A., commander, Ballistic Missile Divi-
Page Stewart, Dr. Homer Joe, Director of Planning and Evaluation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration..
11 Sydnor, Lt. Col. W. D., of Air Defense Division, in Director, Special
Weapons, Office of Chief of Research and Development, Depart-
266 Twining, Gen. Nathan F., Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense--
427 von Braun, Wernher, Director, Development Operations Division, Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Huntsville, Ala
217 Wagner, Capt. E. O., Coordinator of Missile Ranges, Office of Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air)
273 White, Gen. Thomas D., Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
73 Wyatt, De Marquis D., Assistant to the Director of Space Flight
Development, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - 64 York, Dr. Herbert F., Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Department of Defense --
MISSILE DEVELOPMENT AND SPACE SCIENCES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D.C., Monday, February 2, 1959. The committee met in the caucus room, Old House Office Building, at 10 a.m., Hon. Overton Brooks (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The Committee on Science and Astronautics will please come to order.
Now, gentlemen of the committee, this morning, we have just a little bit of official committee business. So I am going to suggest to the committee we go into executive session for about 5 minutes. I think 5 minutes will dispose of what we have, and during that time I regret to say that we will have to exclude everybody from the meeting. And then we will reopen in 5 minutes with the regular list of witnesses that we have this morning, beginning with Dr. Glennan.
I hope you will bear with us in that respect.
If there is no objection, we will clear the room and go into executive session.
(Whereupon the committee proceeded in executive session, thereafter reconvening in further public proceedings, as follows:)
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will please come to order.
Gentlemen of the committee, this is the first public activity of the newly constituted Committee on Science and Astronautics. It is interesting to note that the action creating this committee in the House of Representatives, and a parallel action creating a Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences in the Senate, represents the first such addition to standing committees of the Congress since 1892, two-thirds of a century ago.
The House of Representatives has recognized that changing times have brought new and grave responsibilities to the Congress, including concern with the larger role for science and the new dimension to human affairs in outer space. Speaking as chairman, all of us appreciate the importance of assignment to membership on this committee, and we will do our best to discharge our duties in service to the Congress and to the American people.
This committee has already held organizational meetings in executive session. This morning we are opening our first hearings. They represent but the first step in an orderly and comprehensive plan of study and investigation during the coming year.