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Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, Bar
This piece is part of the wind tunnel model set used to test different Space Shuttle designs; its purpose is not clear. The model set dates from the early Shuttle design effort (1968-1970) when the Convair Division of General Dynamics evaluated the aerodynamics of different design concepts. A private collector donated the model set to the Museum in 2007.
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Lathrope, Jr. and Taylor D. Lathrope, (grand daughter).
General Dynamics Corp., Convair Division
Country of Origin
United States of America
3-D: 15.2 x 5.1 x 1.9cm (6 x 2 x 3/4 in.)
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