The Department of Defense and Other Agencies

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


The organizations within the Department of Defense (DOD) and their influence upon the STG started long before Sputnik. The Army, Navy and Air Force were independently working on a number of programs that were, in one way or another, related to launch vehicles, although the term used at that time was “missiles.” In 1957, there wasn’t much emphasis on a “man-rated” missile for putting a “pilot” into orbit.


Tracking Station Launch Vehicle Naval Research Laboratory Marshall Space Flight Center Phoenix Island 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
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  1. 1.Lago VistaUSA

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