Rocket, Sounding, Aerobee, Parachute Section
- Charles Johnson
- Pioneer Parachute Co., Inc.
- Unflown parachute section from an Aerobee sounding rocket. Many payloads equired physical retrieval to be scientifically useful, and some were expensive enough to warrant trying to use them more than once, so parachute systems were developed starting in the 1940s to return payloads gently to Earth. They became reliable only in the 1950s. This artifact is part of a collection from the Naval Research Laboratory (see Catalogue numbers 19880001000-19880017000).
- Transferred from NRL to the Museum in 1987.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory
- Inventory Number
- Restrictions & Rights
- Usage conditions apply
- Other: 10 in. diameter x 10 in. tall (25.4 x 25.4cm)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum Collection
- Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
- Exhibit Station
- Rockets & Missiles
- National Air and Space Museum
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- Usage of Metadata (Object Detail Text)
- Not determined
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