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Stainless steel wind tunnel model with yellow tape on the edges of the wings and verticals. The model has a display stand.
This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
This is a hypersonic wind tunnel model of the NASP configuration instrumented with temperature and pressure sensors for thermal protection studies.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Moving Beyond Earth
Transferred from NASA, Langley Research Center.
Stainless steel, steel, plastic, electrical wiring, adhesive tape
16.51 x 101.6 x 76.2cm, 34lb. (6 1/2in. x 3ft 4in. x 2ft 6in.) (Approximate, as photographed)
16.51 x 101.6 x 38.1cm (6 1/2in. x 3ft 4in. x 1ft 3in.) (Approximate)
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