Thrust Chamber and Nozzle, Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine

This is a partly graphite experimental liquid propellant rocket motor thrust chamber and nozzle developed in the 1960s or 70s by Reaction Motors, Inc. The graphite was chosen to help absorb the heat of combustion of the motor. It was used for short firing periods and for tests only. The motor was donated by Reaction Motors to the Smithsonian Institution in 1977.

Gift of Thiokol Chemical Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Reaction Motors, Inc.

Type
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)

Materials
Partly made of graphite, with metal rings inserted at both ends.
Dimensions
Overall: 12 in. long x 8 in. diameter (30.5 x 20.3cm)

This is a partly graphite experimental liquid propellant rocket motor thrust chamber and nozzle developed in the 1960s or 70s by Reaction Motors, Inc. The graphite was chosen to help absorb the heat of combustion of the motor. It was used for short firing periods and for tests only. The motor was donated by Reaction Motors to the Smithsonian Institution in 1977.

Gift of Thiokol Chemical Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Reaction Motors, Inc.

Type
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)

Materials
Partly made of graphite, with metal rings inserted at both ends.
Dimensions
Overall: 12 in. long x 8 in. diameter (30.5 x 20.3cm)

ID: A19771261000