Collection Item Summary:
This is a cutaway of the Radiamic liquid fuel thruster of about 100 pounds thrust. It was designated the C-1, or "Common Engine" by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The C-1 was developed beginning in 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. However, NASA decided not to go with a common engine and the C-1 never became operational. This engine was donated to the Smithsonian in 1976 by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Nozzle, probably steel; plumbing, gold plated; solenoid valve with black plastic protective cover; and four red plastic screw caps on pipe ends of plumbing and one other red plastic cover over another pipe.
- 3-D (Model): 45 × 19 × 18.3cm (17 11/16 × 7 1/2 × 7 3/16 in.)
- Other (Height on Stand): 30.5cm (12 in.)
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United States of America