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Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Radiamic; also Designated C-1; Cutaway


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

This is a cutaway of the 100-pound thrust Radiamic liquid fuel rocket engine, also designated the C-1, or "Common Engine." The C-1 was developed from 1965 by the Reaction Motors Division of the Thiokol Chemical Corporation as a versatile small liquid fuel auxiliary rocket engine adaptable for a number of launch vehicles and spacecraft control systems, including the Saturn S-IVB or third stage and the Apollo Command and Service Modules. However, it never became operational. This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1980 by the NASA Lewis Research Center.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

NASA, Lewis Research Center


Nozzle, probably steel; plumbing, gold plated; the whole, mounted on recatangular wooden stand with black palstic label.


Overall: 9in. x 6in. (22.86 x 15.24cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

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