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Aerobee Nose Cone Shell

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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 an aluminum nose cone shell from an Aerobee sounding rocket. This nose cone is part of a collection of high-energy detectors from the Naval Research Laboratory and covered an instrument rack also in the collection (see Catalogue numbers 19880001000-19880017000). It was transferred to NASM in 1987.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Naval Research Laboratory

Credit Line

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Materials

Aluminum

Dimensions

3-D: 182.9 h x 40.6cm d (72 x 16 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Inventory Number

A19880019000

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