Model, Satellite, Biosatellite
- General Electric Company
- This is a cutaway model of unknown scale of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Biosatellite 3, which in June 1969 carried a pig-tailed monkey named Bonnie to study the effects of the space environment on living organisms. This was the last flight in the Biosatellite program that started in 1963. Biosatellite 3 was to stay in orbit for 30 days, but Bonnie's deteriorating health forced the mission's termination after eight days. Nevertheless, important biomedical data was acquired.
- The model was built by the General Electric Company, manufacturer of the real satellites, and donated by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center.
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- Restrictions & Rights
- Usage conditions apply
- MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts
- Plastic, Wood, Paint, Aluminum
- Overall: 9in. x 5 5/8in. x 9 1/4in. (22.86 x 14.29 x 23.5cm)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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- Not determined
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