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Only Five Old Men

  • Martin Harwit

Abstract

Over the years, a handful of men persistently wrote to anyone they thought would listen and might act. In one of his letters, a member of this group referred to himself and his comrades as “only five old men.” But those five were to prove remarkably influential on the fate of the exhibition.

Keywords

Space Flight Smithsonian Institution Atomic Bomb News Release Fiftieth Anniversary 
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Notes

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    W. Burr Bennett, Jr., letter to Robert McC. Adams, September 6, 1992, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
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    Donald C. Rehl, letter to Martin Harwit, November 27, 1993, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
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    Martin Harwit, letter to Donald C. Rehl, December 21, 1993, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
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    Martin Harwit, letter to Donald C. Rehl, February 10, 1994, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
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