Propellant, Airbag Hybrid Auto Inflator, Simulated

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This object is on display in the Rockets & Missiles at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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This is a sample cast (also called a grain) of a simulated solid propellant used in an automobile airbag inflator. The Atlantic Research Corporation, an established maker of small-scale solid propellant rocket motors for civilian and defense applications, entered this niche automotive market to spinoff some of its core propulsion technologies.

Transferred to NASM from the Atlantic Research Corporation.