Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching for the Stars" film, 1960-1964, 1993-1994
The Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation was created in 1957. The group, which included a group of 11 Texas power companies, joined with General Atomics Division to create a nuclear fusion research project. In 1959, the University of Texas sponsored a seminar on nuclear fusion to generate local interest among students and faculty. Throughout the 1970s, the Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation supported the Texas Tokamak fusion laboratory, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Edison Electric Institute.
The Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching for the Stars" film (1960-1964, 1993-1994) consists of two versions of the film "Reaching for the Stars" and a DVD copy made by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI). It also includes a historical document "Texas Reaches for the Stars" by Howard Drew.
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Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation "Reaching for the Stars" Film, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection processed by Colleen Hobbs, July 2018.
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