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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Gravity Probe B records
    creator: Stanford University. Department of Physics
    Identifier/Call Number: SC1274
    Physical Description: 44.75 Linear Feet 31 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1983-2008
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.

    Biographical / Historical

    Gravity Probe B was a relativity gyroscope experiment funded by NASA and led by the Stanford University Department of Physics, with Lockheed Martin as the primary subcontractor. Mission scientists viewed it as the second gravity experiment in space, following the successful launch of Gravity Probe A (GP-A) in 1976. For more information, see: http://einstein.stanford.edu/.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Gravity Probe B records (SC1274). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    Records include audiovisual materials, administrative records pertaining to the project, photographs, and public relations materials.


    The records are arranged in four series: audiovisual recordings; administrative records; photographs; and public relations materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gravitation theory.
    Spacecraft design.
    Technology assessment.
    Stanford University. Department of Physics
    Stanford University. Department of Physics