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James S. and Judith A. Barrowman Report

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2017-04-08
The James S. and Judith A. Barrowman Report is a small collection consisting of a research and development report on center of pressure prediction in rocketry written by James S. and Judith A. Barrowman. The report was presented at at the National Association of Rocketry's NARAM-8 on August 18, 1966.

The title of the report is "The Theoretical Prediction of the Center of Pressure" and examines how the stability of a rocket is affected by its center of gravity and center of pressure. The objective of the report is "to derive subsonic theoretical center of pressure equations of a general rocket configuration. And to simplify the resulting equations without a great loss of accuracy." These equations would allow a rocketeer to create a successful rocket design before constructing it. The typewritten report includes many hand-drawn diagrams and several hand-written addenda.

The collection also includes an undated NASA publication, "Calculating the Center of Pressure on a Rocket."


  • 1966 August


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.25 Cubic Feet (- 1 half-width legal size document box)

Processing Information

The report was removed from a 3-ring binder for preservation purposes, but pages were kept in order and the original binder was retained.
Guide to the James S. and Judith A. Barrowman Report
Completed - Level 1
N. Davis
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

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