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SLIDING INJECTOR ON THE TEST STAND IN THE ROCKET ENGINE TEST FACILITY RETF

SLIDING INJECTOR ON THE TEST STAND IN THE ROCKET ENGINE TEST FACILITY ...

SLIDING INJECTOR ON THE TEST STAND IN THE ROCKET ENGINE TEST FACILITY RETF NASA Identifier: C-1967-1930

PUBLICITY PICTURES FOR HEAT TREAT SHOP

PUBLICITY PICTURES FOR HEAT TREAT SHOP

PUBLICITY PICTURES FOR HEAT TREAT SHOP NASA Identifier: C-1944-3638

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY, NASA history collection

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY, NASA history collection

AVIATION WRITERS PUBLICITY NASA Identifier: C-1945-10345

1946, NASA history collection, Glenn Research Center

1946, NASA history collection, Glenn Research Center

AIRCRAFT ENGINE RESEARCH LABORATORY AERL TURBO JET COMBUSTOR MODEL SETUP NASA Identifier: C-1946-15610

STARTING TEST OF J-33 JET ENGINE WITH TAIL CONE REMOVED TO STUDY FLAME PROPAGATION OF IGNITION AT THE LEWIS FLIGHT PROPULSION LABORATORY LFPL OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS NACA CLEVELAND OHIO

STARTING TEST OF J-33 JET ENGINE WITH TAIL CONE REMOVED TO STUDY FLAME...

STARTING TEST OF J-33 JET ENGINE WITH TAIL CONE REMOVED TO STUDY FLAME PROPAGATION OF IGNITION AT THE LEWIS FLIGHT PROPULSION LABORATORY LFPL OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS NACA CLEVELAND OH... More

HEAT TREAT, NASA history collection

HEAT TREAT, NASA history collection

HEAT TREAT NASA Identifier: C-1948-20810

Testing for the Future, NASA history collection

Testing for the Future, NASA history collection

Testing advanced designs for high-speed aircraft in 1948, an engineer makes final calibrations to a model mounted in the 6 x 6 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field... More

16 INCH RAM JET IN TEST SECTION OF 8X6 FOOT SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL

16 INCH RAM JET IN TEST SECTION OF 8X6 FOOT SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL

16 INCH RAM JET IN TEST SECTION OF 8X6 FOOT SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL NASA Identifier: C-1950-25073

CLEANING PITOT TUBE OF 16 INCH RAM JET IN THE 8X6 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

CLEANING PITOT TUBE OF 16 INCH RAM JET IN THE 8X6 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

CLEANING PITOT TUBE OF 16 INCH RAM JET IN THE 8X6 FOOT WIND TUNNEL NASA Identifier: C-1950-25677

X-1 on display, NASA history collection

X-1 on display, NASA history collection

A Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1 series aircraft on display at an Open House at NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit or High-Speed Flight Research Station hangar on South Base of Edwards Air Force Base, California. (The ... More

Highest Honors for Game-Changing Innovation

Highest Honors for Game-Changing Innovation

In 1951, the Collier Trophy was awarded again to John Stack and associates at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory for the development and use of the slotted-throat wind tunnel. Stack, head of Compressi... More

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

This photo was taken June 18, 1956 on Rogers Dry Lakebed after Flight 7 of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E with NACA High-Speed Flight Station test pilot Joseph `Joe' Walker at the controls. The first genera... More

X-1 on display, NASA history collection

X-1 on display, NASA history collection

A Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1 series aircraft on display at an Open House at NACA Muroc Flight Test Unit or High-Speed Flight Research Station hangar on South Base of Edwards Air Force Base, California. (The ... More

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

X-1E on Lakebed with Collapsed Nose Gear

This photo was taken June 18, 1956 on Rogers Dry Lakebed after Flight 7 of the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E with NACA High-Speed Flight Station test pilot Joseph `Joe' Walker at the controls. The first genera... More

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

Viewed in this 1954 photograph is the NACA High Speed Flight Research Station's D-558-2 #2 (144), an all rocket powered Skyrocket. Like the X-1, the D-558-2 had a fuselage shaped like a .50 caliber bullet. Unli... More

X-1E on Lakebed, NASA history collection

X-1E on Lakebed, NASA history collection

The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E is shown here in 1955 on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The X-1E was actually the extensively rebuilt X-1-2 (46-063). It had a new thin wing, ... More

TWO ROCKET INJECTORS USING WATER FLOW AND LIQUID NITROGEN FLOW

TWO ROCKET INJECTORS USING WATER FLOW AND LIQUID NITROGEN FLOW

TWO ROCKET INJECTORS USING WATER FLOW AND LIQUID NITROGEN FLOW NASA Identifier: C-1951-27692

X-1-2 on ramp with pilots Robert Champine and Herb Hoover

X-1-2 on ramp with pilots Robert Champine and Herb Hoover

The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 and two of the NACA pilots that flew the aircraft. The one on the viewer's left is Robert Champine with the other being Herbert Hoover. Champine made a total of 13 flights in... More

HEATED JET MODEL IN 18X18 INCH SUPERSONIC TUNNEL FOR STUDIES IN A MOVING STREAM

HEATED JET MODEL IN 18X18 INCH SUPERSONIC TUNNEL FOR STUDIES IN A MOVI...

HEATED JET MODEL IN 18X18 INCH SUPERSONIC TUNNEL FOR STUDIES IN A MOVING STREAM NASA Identifier: C-1951-27975

TWO ROCKET INJECTORS USING WATER FLOW AND LIQUID NITROGEN FLOW

TWO ROCKET INJECTORS USING WATER FLOW AND LIQUID NITROGEN FLOW

TWO ROCKET INJECTORS USING WATER FLOW AND LIQUID NITROGEN FLOW NASA Identifier: C-1951-27691

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1951-28898

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

D-558-2 Aircraft on lakebed

Viewed in this 1954 photograph is the NACA High Speed Flight Research Station's D-558-2 #2 (144), an all rocket powered Skyrocket. Like the X-1, the D-558-2 had a fuselage shaped like a .50 caliber bullet. Unli... More

X-1-2 on ramp with pilots Robert Champine and Herb Hoover

X-1-2 on ramp with pilots Robert Champine and Herb Hoover

The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1-2 and two of the NACA pilots that flew the aircraft. The one on the viewer's left is Robert Champine with the other being Herbert Hoover. Champine made a total of 13 flights in... More

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE

ROCKET MISSILE UNMOUNTED AND MOUNTED ON F-82 AIRPLANE NASA Identifier: C-1951-28899

X-2 in flight, NASA history collection

X-2 in flight, NASA history collection

This inflight photograph of the X-2 (46-674) shows the twin set of shock-diamonds, characteristic of supersonic conditions in the exhaust plume from the two-chamber rocket engine. The Curtiss-Wright XLR-25 rock... More

BUFFING FINISH ON THIOKOL ROCKET MISSILE

BUFFING FINISH ON THIOKOL ROCKET MISSILE

BUFFING FINISH ON THIOKOL ROCKET MISSILE NASA Identifier: C-1952-30786

NASA D-558-1 Skystreak, Dryden history gallery

NASA D-558-1 Skystreak, Dryden history gallery

E-713 This 1952 NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station inflight photograph of the Douglas D-558-1 #3 Skystreak. Even with partial cloud cover the white aircraft was easy to see. The D-558-1 reflected NACA (Nat... More

X-1A in flight with flight data superimposed

X-1A in flight with flight data superimposed

This photo of the X-1A includes graphs of the flight data from Maj. Charles E. Yeager's Mach 2.44 flight on December 12, 1953. (This was only a few days short of the 50th anniversary of the Wright brothers' fir... More

X-2 in flight, NASA history collection

X-2 in flight, NASA history collection

This inflight photograph of the X-2 (46-674) shows the twin set of shock-diamonds, characteristic of supersonic conditions in the exhaust plume from the two-chamber rocket engine. The Curtiss-Wright XLR-25 rock... More

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division, NASA history collection

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division, NASA history collection

Technician D.A. Dereng examines power plug in 1/10-scale model of Northrop Snark missile with Deacon booster at Wallops, November 1950. Joseph Shortal described the missile as follows: "The Snark was to be the ... More

AUXILIARY INLET MODEL IN NO. 1 SUPERSONIC TUNNEL

AUXILIARY INLET MODEL IN NO. 1 SUPERSONIC TUNNEL

AUXILIARY INLET MODEL IN NO. 1 SUPERSONIC TUNNEL NASA Identifier: C-1955-37479

NASA EJECTOR SHROUD CONFIGURATION SETUP - Glenn Research Center History

NASA EJECTOR SHROUD CONFIGURATION SETUP - Glenn Research Center Histor...

EJECTOR SHROUD CONFIGURATION SETUP NASA Identifier: C-1955-40379

DETONATION RIG - SCALE MODEL SCRUBBER OF CELL 22 OLD ROCKET LABORATORY LOCATED IN PICNIC AREA BEFORE DETONATION TESTS

DETONATION RIG - SCALE MODEL SCRUBBER OF CELL 22 OLD ROCKET LABORATORY...

DETONATION RIG - SCALE MODEL SCRUBBER OF CELL 22 OLD ROCKET LABORATORY LOCATED IN PICNIC AREA BEFORE DETONATION TESTS NASA Identifier: C-1955-40434

NASA X-2, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-2, Dryden history gallery

E-2822 This inflight photograph of the X-2 (46-674) shows the twin set of shock-diamonds, characteristic of supersonic conditions in the exhaust plume from the two-chamber rocket engine. The Curtiss-Wright XLR-... More

X-1E on Lakebed, NASA history collection

X-1E on Lakebed, NASA history collection

The Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E is shown here in 1955 on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The X-1E was actually the extensively rebuilt X-1-2 (46-063). It had a new thin wing, ... More

GENERAL ELECTRIC GE R-20 5500 POUND ROCKET ENGINE AND INJECTOR TO SHOW CONSTRUCTION

GENERAL ELECTRIC GE R-20 5500 POUND ROCKET ENGINE AND INJECTOR TO SHOW...

GENERAL ELECTRIC GE R-20 5500 POUND ROCKET ENGINE AND INJECTOR TO SHOW CONSTRUCTION NASA Identifier: C-1955-37771

VISIT - NACA PERSONNEL AND CONGRESSMAN BAUMHART LOOKING OVER FACILITIES IN COMPRESSOR AND TURBINE WING C&T WING OF THE ENGINE RESEARCH BUILDING ERB

VISIT - NACA PERSONNEL AND CONGRESSMAN BAUMHART LOOKING OVER FACILITIE...

VISIT - NACA PERSONNEL AND CONGRESSMAN BAUMHART LOOKING OVER FACILITIES IN COMPRESSOR AND TURBINE WING C&T WING OF THE ENGINE RESEARCH BUILDING ERB NASA Identifier: C-1955-40370

5000 POUND EXPERIMENTAL TUBULAR ROCKET

5000 POUND EXPERIMENTAL TUBULAR ROCKET

5000 POUND EXPERIMENTAL TUBULAR ROCKET NASA Identifier: C-1955-37903

X-15 mock-up with test pilot Milt Thompson

X-15 mock-up with test pilot Milt Thompson

NASA research pilot Milt Thompson is seen here with the mock-up of X-15 #3 that was later installed at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Milton 0. Thompson was a research pilot, Chief... More

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS NASA Identifier: C-1956-41755

NEW SHROUD INSTALLATION ON B-58 MODEL

NEW SHROUD INSTALLATION ON B-58 MODEL

NEW SHROUD INSTALLATION ON B-58 MODEL NASA Identifier: C-1956-42995

2 CONE SUPERSONIC INLET MODEL MACH 2.95 IN BLOCK TUNNEL

2 CONE SUPERSONIC INLET MODEL MACH 2.95 IN BLOCK TUNNEL

2 CONE SUPERSONIC INLET MODEL MACH 2.95 IN BLOCK TUNNEL NASA Identifier: C-1956-43393

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS NASA Identifier: C-1956-41756

STING FOR ROCKET TUNNEL STUDY MODEL FOR ROCKET TUNNEL

STING FOR ROCKET TUNNEL STUDY MODEL FOR ROCKET TUNNEL

STING FOR ROCKET TUNNEL STUDY MODEL FOR ROCKET TUNNEL NASA Identifier: C-1956-42371

NASA ALTITUDE ROCKET TEST RIG - Glenn Research Center History

NASA ALTITUDE ROCKET TEST RIG - Glenn Research Center History

ALTITUDE ROCKET TEST RIG NASA Identifier: C-1956-43521

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS

ROCKET TUNNEL DIVERGENT AND STRAIGHT SECTIONS NASA Identifier: C-1956-41757

NASA X-15, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-15, Dryden history gallery

EC93-41012-5 NASA research pilot Milt Thompson stands next to a mock-up of X-15 number 3 that was later installed at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Milton 0. Thompson was a researc... More

NASA X-15, Dryden history gallery

NASA X-15, Dryden history gallery

EC93-41012-6 NASA research pilot Milt Thompson is seen here with the mock-up of X-15 #3 that was later installed at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Milton 0. Thompson was a research... More

SUPERSONIC INLET MODEL IN THE VARIABLE REYNOLDS NUMBER TUNNEL VRNT

SUPERSONIC INLET MODEL IN THE VARIABLE REYNOLDS NUMBER TUNNEL VRNT

SUPERSONIC INLET MODEL IN THE VARIABLE REYNOLDS NUMBER TUNNEL VRNT NASA Identifier: C-1956-42272

X-15 mock-up with test pilot Milt Thompson

X-15 mock-up with test pilot Milt Thompson

NASA research pilot Milt Thompson stands next to a mock-up of X-15 number 3 that was later installed at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Milton 0. Thompson was a research pilot, Chie... More

ROCKET SLED DEMONSTRATION BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN STAPP AT HANGAR - VOLUNTEER IN SEAT IS A HOWARD HASBROOK

ROCKET SLED DEMONSTRATION BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN STAPP AT HANGAR -...

ROCKET SLED DEMONSTRATION BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN STAPP AT HANGAR - VOLUNTEER IN SEAT IS A HOWARD HASBROOK NASA Identifier: C-1956-41773

ICING ON DOUGLAS FIN INLET

ICING ON DOUGLAS FIN INLET

ICING ON DOUGLAS FIN INLET NASA Identifier: C-1957-43885

5 stage missile research rocket - Wallops Island 1957

5 stage missile research rocket - Wallops Island 1957

L57-4827 caption: "Take off of a five-stage missile research rocket from Wallops Island in 1957. The first two stages propelled the model to about 100,000 feet; the last three stages were fired on a descending ... More

ASSEMBLY OF 20K ROCKET ENGINE IN ROCKET LAB SHOP

ASSEMBLY OF 20K ROCKET ENGINE IN ROCKET LAB SHOP

ASSEMBLY OF 20K ROCKET ENGINE IN ROCKET LAB SHOP NASA Identifier: C-1958-49343

X-15 #1 rollout on ramp

X-15 #1 rollout on ramp

This photo shows the X-15-1 (56-6670) rocket powered research aircraft as it was rolled out in 1958. At this time, the XLR-99 rocket engine was not ready, so to make the low-speed flights (below Mach 3), the X-... More

ISENTROPIC ROCKET NOZZLE 25 TO 1 RATIO INSTALLATION IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2 TUNNEL

ISENTROPIC ROCKET NOZZLE 25 TO 1 RATIO INSTALLATION IN THE PROPULSION ...

ISENTROPIC ROCKET NOZZLE 25 TO 1 RATIO INSTALLATION IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2 TUNNEL NASA Identifier: C-1958-48831

X-1E on Display Stand at Dryden

X-1E on Display Stand at Dryden

A photo showing the Bell Aircraft Corporation X-1E mounted at a jaunty angle in front of the main building (4800) at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The X-1E began life as the X-1-2, a ... More

FLARED EXIT MODEL INSTALLATION IN THE 10X10 FOOT SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL AT 0 AND 10 DEGREES ANGLE OF ATTACK

FLARED EXIT MODEL INSTALLATION IN THE 10X10 FOOT SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNE...

FLARED EXIT MODEL INSTALLATION IN THE 10X10 FOOT SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL AT 0 AND 10 DEGREES ANGLE OF ATTACK NASA Identifier: C-1958-49291

ROBERT GRAHAM WITH ROCKET COMPONENTS FOR CLEVELAND PRESS NEWSPAPER SPONSORED TALK

ROBERT GRAHAM WITH ROCKET COMPONENTS FOR CLEVELAND PRESS NEWSPAPER SPO...

ROBERT GRAHAM WITH ROCKET COMPONENTS FOR CLEVELAND PRESS NEWSPAPER SPONSORED TALK NASA Identifier: C-1958-49063

NASA 4000 POUND ROCKET MODEL - Glenn Research Center History

NASA 4000 POUND ROCKET MODEL - Glenn Research Center History

4000 POUND ROCKET MODEL NASA Identifier: C-1959-52029

Pilot Neil Armstrong with X-15 #1

Pilot Neil Armstrong with X-15 #1

Dryden pilot Neil Armstrong is seen here next to the X-15 ship #1 (56-6670) after a research flight. Armstrong made his first X-15 flight on November 30, 1960, in the #1 X-15. He made his second flight on Decem... More

X-15 landing on lakebed

X-15 landing on lakebed

The North American X-15 settles to the lakebed after a research flight from what is now the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wing... More

X-15A-2 with full scale ablative coating (pink X-15) on NASA ramp

X-15A-2 with full scale ablative coating (pink X-15) on NASA ramp

In June 1967, the X-15A-2 rocket powered research aircraft received a full-scale ablative coating to protect the craft from the high temperatures associated with supersonic flight. This pink eraser-like substan... More

TELEMETER AND MISSILE CONFIGURATION OF AIR LAUNCHED 64-2 RESEARCH MISSILE

TELEMETER AND MISSILE CONFIGURATION OF AIR LAUNCHED 64-2 RESEARCH MISS...

TELEMETER AND MISSILE CONFIGURATION OF AIR LAUNCHED 64-2 RESEARCH MISSILE NASA Identifier: C-1959-50762

CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 DELUGE SYSTEM AT THE SOUTH 40 ROCKET ENGINE TEST FACILITY RETF

CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 DELUGE SYSTEM AT THE SOUTH 40 ROCKET ENGINE TEST FA...

CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 DELUGE SYSTEM AT THE SOUTH 40 ROCKET ENGINE TEST FACILITY RETF NASA Identifier: C-1959-50820

ROCKET STRUCTURE DYNAMICS TEST FACILITY

ROCKET STRUCTURE DYNAMICS TEST FACILITY

ROCKET STRUCTURE DYNAMICS TEST FACILITY NASA Identifier: C-1959-52207

NOISE SUPPRESSOR IN THE SHEET METAL SHOP

NOISE SUPPRESSOR IN THE SHEET METAL SHOP

NOISE SUPPRESSOR IN THE SHEET METAL SHOP NASA Identifier: C-1959-50727

X-15A-2 with full scale ablative coating (pink X-15) on NASA ramp

X-15A-2 with full scale ablative coating (pink X-15) on NASA ramp

In June 1967, the X-15A-2 rocket powered research aircraft received a full-scale ablative coating to protect the craft from the high temperatures associated with supersonic flight. This pink eraser-like substan... More

Scout, NASA history collection

Scout, NASA history collection

An examination of the Aerojet-General "Aerobee 150A" propulsion system in February 1960. James Hansen described this as follows: "As for the technical definition of the rocket...the Langley engineers tried to k... More

PUMP SETUP AT BEE BUILDING

PUMP SETUP AT BEE BUILDING

PUMP SETUP AT BEE BUILDING NASA Identifier: C-1959-51141

8 CLUSTER COLD ROCKET MODEL IN THE 8X6 FOOT WIND TUNNEL TEST SECTION

8 CLUSTER COLD ROCKET MODEL IN THE 8X6 FOOT WIND TUNNEL TEST SECTION

8 CLUSTER COLD ROCKET MODEL IN THE 8X6 FOOT WIND TUNNEL TEST SECTION NASA Identifier: C-1959-50459

X-15A-2 with test pilot Pete Knight

X-15A-2 with test pilot Pete Knight

Air Force pilot William J. "Pete" Knight is seen here in front of the X-15A-2 aircraft (56-6671). Pete Knight made 16 flights in the X-15, and set the world unofficial speed record for fixed wing aircraft, 4,52... More

X-15 ship 3 on lakebed

X-15 ship 3 on lakebed

The X-15-3 (56-6672), seen here on the lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California, was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wingspan of 22 ft. It was a missile-shaped vehicle with an unusual ... More

ROCKET STRUCTURE DYNAMICS TEST FACILITY

ROCKET STRUCTURE DYNAMICS TEST FACILITY

ROCKET STRUCTURE DYNAMICS TEST FACILITY NASA Identifier: C-1959-52209

X-15 landing on lakebed

X-15 landing on lakebed

The North American X-15 settles to the lakebed after a research flight from what is now the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wing... More

X-15 with test pilot Capt. Joe Engle

X-15 with test pilot Capt. Joe Engle

Captain Joe Engle is seen here next to the X-15-2 (56-6671) rocket-powered research aircraft after a flight. Engle made 16 flights in the X-15 between October 7, 1963, and October 14, 1965. Three of the flights... More

X-15A-2 with full-scale ablative coating (pink X-15) in Building 4821

X-15A-2 with full-scale ablative coating (pink X-15) in Building 4821

In June 1967, the X-15A-2 rocket-powered research aircraft received a full-scale ablative coating to protect the craft from the high temperatures associated with hypersonic flight (above Mach 5). This pink eras... More

TELEMETER AND MISSILE CONFIGURATION OF AIR LAUNCHED 64-2 RESEARCH MISSILE

TELEMETER AND MISSILE CONFIGURATION OF AIR LAUNCHED 64-2 RESEARCH MISS...

TELEMETER AND MISSILE CONFIGURATION OF AIR LAUNCHED 64-2 RESEARCH MISSILE NASA Identifier: C-1959-50763

CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 DELUGE SYSTEM AT THE SOUTH 40 ROCKET ENGINE TEST FACILITY RETF

CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 DELUGE SYSTEM AT THE SOUTH 40 ROCKET ENGINE TEST FA...

CARBON DIOXIDE CO2 DELUGE SYSTEM AT THE SOUTH 40 ROCKET ENGINE TEST FACILITY RETF NASA Identifier: C-1959-50819

X-15 with test pilot Major Robert M. White

X-15 with test pilot Major Robert M. White

Major Robert M. White is seen here next to the X-15 aircraft after a research flight. White was one of the initial pilots selected for the X-15 program, representing the Air Force in the joint program with NASA... More

CHARLES HECKELMOSER AND DON WILFERT WITH AN ATLAS ROCKET MODEL

CHARLES HECKELMOSER AND DON WILFERT WITH AN ATLAS ROCKET MODEL

CHARLES HECKELMOSER AND DON WILFERT WITH AN ATLAS ROCKET MODEL NASA Identifier: C-1959-50812

X-15 with test pilot Capt. Joe Engle

X-15 with test pilot Capt. Joe Engle

Captain Joe Engle is seen here next to the X-15-2 (56-6671) rocket-powered research aircraft after a flight. Engle made 16 flights in the X-15 between October 7, 1963, and October 14, 1965. Three of the flights... More

Installation of X-15 full-scale mock-up at Dryden

Installation of X-15 full-scale mock-up at Dryden

This photo shows workers installing the full-scale mock-up of X-15 #3 at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, in September 1995. The mock-up is now on a pedestal outside the main gate at... More

X-15 ship 1 on lakebed from back

X-15 ship 1 on lakebed from back

The X-15 (56-6670), seen here on the lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California, was still equipped with two XLR-11 engines pending installation of the XLR-99 engine, which first flew on November 15... More

ROCKET SETUP IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2

ROCKET SETUP IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2

ROCKET SETUP IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2 NASA Identifier: C-1960-53759

ROCKET SETUP IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2

ROCKET SETUP IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2

ROCKET SETUP IN THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS LABORATORY PSL NO. 2 NASA Identifier: C-1960-53760

Photograph of a Rocket Part at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part at the Langley Research Center in Hampton,...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

ANNULAR ROCKET MODEL MOUNTED IN THE 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

ANNULAR ROCKET MODEL MOUNTED IN THE 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

ANNULAR ROCKET MODEL MOUNTED IN THE 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL NASA Identifier: C-1960-54350

NASA Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, Dryden history gallery

NASA Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, Dryden history gallery

ECN-448 This 1964 NASA Flight Reserch Center photograph shows a ground engine test underway on the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) number 1. When Apollo planning was underway in 1960, NASA was looking for... More

Photograph of a Rocket being Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Scientist Driving a Rocket Part to a Launch Pad at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Scientist Driving a Rocket Part to a Launch Pad at the...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to ...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

X-15 ship 1 on lakebed

X-15 ship 1 on lakebed

The X-15 aircraft, ship #1 (56-6670), sits on the lakebed early in its illustrious career of high speed flight research. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 ft long with a wingspan of 22 ft. It was a miss... More

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch on at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to ...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket in the Launch Structure at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Viriginia

Photograph of a Rocket in the Launch Structure at the Langley Research...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) engine test firing on ramp

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) engine test firing on ramp

This 1964 NASA Flight Reserch Center photograph shows a ground engine test underway on the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) number 1. When Apollo planning was underway in 1960, NASA was looking for a simul... More

DISPLAY FOR AMERICAN ROCKET SOCIETY OF CLEVELAND AND AKRON

DISPLAY FOR AMERICAN ROCKET SOCIETY OF CLEVELAND AND AKRON

DISPLAY FOR AMERICAN ROCKET SOCIETY OF CLEVELAND AND AKRON NASA Identifier: C-1960-52711

Photograph of a Rocket being raised and Prepared for Launch on at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being raised and Prepared for Launch on at the ...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

NASA SOLAR TANK - Glenn Research Center History

NASA SOLAR TANK - Glenn Research Center History

SOLAR TANK NASA Identifier: C-1960-53994

Photograph of a Scientist Examining and Adjusting a Rocket Part inside of a Warehouse

Photograph of a Scientist Examining and Adjusting a Rocket Part inside...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

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