SpaceShipOne Closeup Rainbow Striping

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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

Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

NASM 2015-05861

Source:

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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