SpaceShipOne Closeup Rainbow Striping

SpaceShipOne Rainbow Striping

Closeup of rainbow striping painted on the wings and fuselage of SpaceShipOne. This temperature-sensitive paint was a low-cost, reliable way to determine the temperatures endured by the spacecraft.

  • Created: 2015

  • NASM 2015-05861

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • Photographer: Eric Long
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