Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, Bar

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    Part of a Convair Space Shuttle wind tunnel model; exact use of this part unknown; used with other components.

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    Part of a Convair Space Shuttle wind tunnel model; exact use of this part unknown; used with other components.

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    Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, Bar

    Part of a Convair Space Shuttle wind tunnel model; exact use of this part unknown; used with other components.

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    Model, Wind Tunnel, Convair Space Shuttle, Bar

    Part of a Convair Space Shuttle wind tunnel model; exact use of this part unknown; used with other components.

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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.