Research relating to Project Tubeflight was funded by various U.S. agencies and made available to the public via NTIS during the 1960s and 1970s. This digital document was created by the Rensselaer Libraries from a print copy prepared for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by the author(s) .Use of this digital version is governed by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.;
Supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant no. NSF-GK-618.; Supported in part by a National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fellowship.; Constitutes part of a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.