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This is the Aerobee 150 sounding rocket that was capable of reaching an altitude of about 170 miles (270 km) with a payload of 150 pounds (70 kg) of scientific instruments. The rocket consisted of a solid-fuel booster and a liquid-fuel sustainer stage.

The atmospheric, and sometimes astronomical experiments, were performed during the few minutes when the rocket reached its peak altitude. The data was automatically relayed back to a ground station by radio transmission. This rocket was donated to the Smithsonian in 1976 by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Date ca. 1955-1970 Country of Origin United States of America Type CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets Manufacturer Aerojet General Corp. Dimensions Overall: 30 ft. long x 1 ft. 3 in. diameter (914.4 x 38.1cm)
Materials Overall, aluminum with some steel
Alternate Name Aerobee 150 Rocket Inventory Number A19760034000 Credit Line Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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