Rocket, Sounding, Aerobee, Parachute Section

Rocket, Sounding, Aerobee, Parachute Section

     

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.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Charles Johnson
Manufacturer
Pioneer Parachute Co., Inc.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
EQUIPMENT-Parachutes

Materials
Nylon
Dimensions
Other: 10 in. diameter x 10 in. tall (25.4 x 25.4cm)

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.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Designer
Charles Johnson
Manufacturer
Pioneer Parachute Co., Inc.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
EQUIPMENT-Parachutes

Materials
Nylon
Dimensions
Other: 10 in. diameter x 10 in. tall (25.4 x 25.4cm)

ID: A19880021000