Oberth

1171 T-1. Discovered 1971 Mar. 25 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of the German pioneer of space flight Hermann J. Oberth (1894-1989). In his 1923 work entitled Die Rakete zu den Planetenraumen, Oberth gave a thorough discussion of many phases of rocket travel, including the launching of payloads into earth orbit and the abnormal effects of pressure on the human body. (M 34351)

Name proposed and citation prepared by SBNC.

Obituary published in Spaceflight, Vol. 32, No. 4, p. 144 (1990).

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