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Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, James H. Wyld, Serial No. 1, Variant

Manufacturer:
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Rods, Chrome-plated steel; cooling jacket, nickel-plated brass; nuts, steel; motor, proper (threaded interior cylinder), non-ferrous metal; retainer rings, steel; hex nut on component No. 3, aluminum; B-nut, brass; nozzle, non-ferrous metal, possibly plated copper or brass; nozzle sleeves or collars (two), brass
Dimensions:
3-D: 20.3 x 12.7 x 8.9cm (8 x 5 x 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1937
Credit Line:
Gift of Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Reaction Motors Division
Inventory Number:
A19520057000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv91760fbd1-a576-4313-bb1f-50bd803fa0cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19520057000

North American X-15 Flight Record

Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Names:
North American Aviation, Inc.  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), Dr., 1898-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964
Summary:
This collection consists of two items relating to the X-15 Flight Test Program: a 24-page booklet, X-15 Flight Record with Thiokol Liquid Rocket Engines, prepared by the Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Reaction Motors Division, from flight data compiled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Third Printing, January 1964); and an event program for the X-15 Flight Test Program Awards Ceremony held at the NASA Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on February 24, 1964.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two items, a 7 x 5 inch booklet and an 8 x 5 inch event program. The 24-page booklet, X-15 Flight Record with Thiokol Liquid Rocket Engines, "prepared by the Thiokol Chemical Corporation, Reaction Motors Division, from flight data compiled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration" (Third Printing, January 1964, publication number PL 1-64) is designed as a souvenir of the X-15 flight test program. The illustrated booklet contains a brief history of the X-15 program and the three X-15 vehicles built by North American Aviation, Inc. using Thiokol reusable liquid rocket engines; a list of X-15 test pilots; brief information about the Thiokol XLR11 and YLR99 engines; and a chronological list of flight record entries beginning with the first flight on June 8, 1959. Each flight record entry (designed to appear handwritten) lists the date, pilot, speed and altitude reached, and remarks. Flights 1 through 98 (January 8, 1964) are pre-printed, with blank spaces provided "to help you log future successes" (space is provided to record information on 148 flights total). The program is for the X-15 Flight Test Program Awards Ceremony held at the NASA Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on February 24, 1964. This event included the presentation of a NASA Group Achievement Award to the X-15 Flight Test Program team as well as the presentation of individual awards. Featured speakers included Hugh L. Dryden (Deputy Administrator, NASA), Paul F. Bikle (Director, NASA Flight Research Center), and Brigadier General Irving L. Branch (US Air Force, Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center).
Arrangement:
Items are arranged in chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
First flown in 1959, the North American X-15 hypersonic research aircraft bridged the gap between human flight in the atmosphere and spaceflight. Three airframes were built by North American Aviation, Inc. for the X-15 program (serial numbers 56-6670, 56-6671, and 56-6672) each using liquid rocket engines built by the Reaction Motors Division of the Thiokol Chemical Corporation. Based at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Flight Research Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, the X-15 was the first winged aircraft to fly Mach 4, 5, and 6 and to operate at altitudes above 30,500 m (100,000 ft). Eight of the twelve test pilots received astronaut wings for X-15 high-altitude flights.
Provenance:
Unknown, found in collection, 1992, NASM.1992.0020.0076.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Propulsion systems  Search this
Research aircraft  Search this
Supersonic planes  Search this
North American X-15  Search this
Citation:
North American X-15 Flight Record, Acc. NASM.1992.0020.0076, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0020.0076
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg22a266697-564c-41a8-a043-913cadc5d854
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1992-0020-0076
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Program, X-15 Flight Test Program Awards Ceremony (Edwards AFB, California)

Collection Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
February 24, 1964
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
North American X-15 Flight Record, Acc. NASM.1992.0020.0076, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0020.0076, Item NASM-9A19579
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg237177b49-2fa3-475d-bbd8-d72ecf248a98
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0020-0076-ref2

Booklet, X-15 Flight Record with Thiokol Liquid Rocket Engines

Collection Creator:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
January 1964
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
North American X-15 Flight Record, Acc. NASM.1992.0020.0076, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1992.0020.0076, Item NASM-9A19580
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg26ac500b1-6365-4cc6-a080-764a2e52409a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0020-0076-ref1

Reaction Motors, Inc. Rocket Training Program (USA)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Education
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Education / Series H1: Education, Schools, General
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg265dd64da-f056-423b-8076-66962de27e20
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-h-ref892

Reaction Motors, Inc. Rocket Training Program (USA) [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.H, File H1R-399750-01
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Education / Series H1: Education, Schools, General / Reaction Motors, Inc. Rocket Training Program (USA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2bbda1047-7024-4f44-b76c-955163aa59f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-h-ref893

Bell X-1

Manufacturer:
Bell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Aluminum, radium paint
Dimensions:
Other: 10 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 30 ft. 9 in. × 28 ft., 2780.5kg (326.4 × 937.3 × 853.4cm, 6130lb.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1946
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Department of the Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19510007000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv99a205dd3-3969-43d2-971c-d3d3e6c6b1f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19510007000

Rocket Test Stand No. 2, American Rocket Society (ARS)

Manufacturer:
American Rocket Society  Search this
Materials:
Steel frame and steel overall; two brass or copper fuel and oxidizer tanks and feed lines in back; aluminum dial pointers and other parts; glass faces on dials and two glass tubes on linear scale
Dimensions:
3-D: 109.2 × 61 × 135.9cm, 136.1kg (3 ft. 7 in. × 2 ft. × 4 ft. 5 1/2 in., 300lb.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Test
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1938-1941
Credit Line:
Reaction Motors Division, Thiokol Chemical Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19680021000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d85872f0-9c79-4f8e-8a09-fc20c786dd17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680021000

Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, XLR-11

Manufacturer:
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Overall Steel, Adhesive, Synthetic Fabric, Stainless Fabric, Copper, Aluminum, Paint, Stainless Steel, Brass
Dimensions:
Overall: 24 × 56 1/2 in., 210lb. (61 × 143.5cm, 95.3kg)
Storage (Artex Crate): 91.4 × 177.8 × 91.4cm (36 × 70 × 36 in.)
Approximate (Weighed with Stand): 182.3kg (402lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1945-1953
Credit Line:
Reaction Motors, Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19530051000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9529de4b4-e917-4117-94ce-3df02b2f4621
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19530051000
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Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, XLR-11-RM-9

Manufacturer:
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium
Anodized Aluminum
Ferrous Alloy
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Plastic
Paper
Ink
Paint
Adhesive Tape
Dimensions:
Approximate: 5 ft. × 1 ft. 7 in., 210lb., 58.4cm (152.4 × 48.3cm, 95.3kg, 1 ft. 11 in.)
Other (Each of 4 Thrust Chambers): 1 ft. 9 3/4 in. × 6 in. (55.2 × 15.2cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19630362000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f2f1a185-fa06-4d24-a85a-60038263d43d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19630362000
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Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, XLR-11

Manufacturer:
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Overall, stainless steel
Dimensions:
Overall: 19 in. wide x 60 in. long (48.26 x 152.4cm)
Other: 21 3/4 in. long x 6 in. diameter (55.25 x 15.24cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred by the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19630363000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv938aef329-c96b-4386-824d-2ff4f9cf740c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19630363000
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Rocket Engines, Liquid Fuel, Dual XLR-11 (X-15 Interim Engine Pair)

Manufacturer:
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Mainly stainless steel, some titanium, some copper alloy tubing; pump housing, cast aluminum; insulated electrical wiring.
Dimensions:
Length, 82 inches; width, 42 inches; height, 48 inches; length, thrust cylinders (8), 21.75 inches each; diameter, cylinders (8), 6 inches each; weight, approximately 500 pounds (empty weight of each XLR-11 is 210 pounds).
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1959-1961
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19630364000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b7e16d7e-8f31-419d-8fe0-37157275b184
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19630364000

Rocket Engines, Liquid Fuel, XLR-11, Dual (Interim X-15 Pair)

Manufacturer:
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Mainly stainless steel, some titanium, some copper alloy tubing; pump housing, cast aluminum; insulated electrical wiring.
Dimensions:
Length, 82 inches; width, 42 inches; height, 48 inches; length, thrust cylinders (8), 21.75 inches each; diameter, cylinders (8), 6 inches each; weight, approximately 500 pounds (empty weight of each XLR-11 is 210 pounds),
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19630365000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv984c576b6-ac3e-4d0d-b867-ef2a2dbde07f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19630365000

Rocket Belt, Reaction Motors, Inc.

Manufacturer:
Thiokol  Search this
Materials:
Steel
Plastic
Foam
Paint
Natural Fabric
Leather
Aluminum
Copper Alloy
Rubber
Cadmium plating
Adhesive
Paper
Dimensions:
Approximate (Overall): 68.6 × 63.5 × 43.2cm (27 × 25 × 17 in.)
Overall: 42lb. (19.1kg)
Other (Tank): 13 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (34.3 × 16.5cm)
Other (Strap): 47 in. (119.4cm)
Storage: 75.6 × 70.5 × 48.9cm (29 3/4 × 27 3/4 × 19 1/4 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Miscellaneous
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1964
Credit Line:
Reaction Motors Division, Thiokol Chemical Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19640689000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e3884869-53cd-41b7-9af4-f27bc6f5230d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640689000

Missile, Air-to-Air, Gorgon 3A

Manufacturer:
Singer Manufacturing Company  Search this
Materials:
Fuselage and wings entirely of wood, excluding steel screws and hinges for panels, internal pipe bracings for wings and fuselage interior; motor, non-ferrous metal, nozzle possibly of aluminum; interior also with wire bundles, with white plastic insulation.
Wood
Paint
Aluminum
Steel
Zinc Chromate
Stainless Steel
Plastic
Synthetic Rubber
Natural Fabric
CadmiumResin
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 ft. 6 1/4 in. x 50 1/4 in. x 11 ft. x 50 1/4 in. (381.6 x 127.6 x 335.3 x 127.6cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1947
Credit Line:
U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19660027000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a3f273c1-e2b3-42a9-ad74-8159cd7d3ba9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660027000

Missile, Test, Gorgon 3A, CTV-6 Version

Manufacturer:
Naval Aircraft Modification Unit  Search this
Materials:
Wood frame and metal; plastic nose
Dimensions:
Overall: 15ft x 11ft, 1560lb. (457.2 x 335.28cm, 707.6kg)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1947
Credit Line:
Transferred from U.S. Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics
Inventory Number:
A19660161000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c25326ef-23a3-442b-885f-851d0ad32003
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660161000

Missile, Test, Gorgon 3C, Also Called KU3N-2

Manufacturer:
Naval Aircraft Modification Unit  Search this
Materials:
Body of wood construction with some metal screws and fittings.Body of wood construction with some metal screws and fittings.
Dimensions:
Overall: 17ft 10in. x 10ft 10in. (543.56 x 330.2cm)
Type:
CRAFT-Missiles & Rockets
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1945-1946
Credit Line:
Transferred from United States Navy, Bureau of Aeronautics
Inventory Number:
A19660163000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e6448e5d-c4a4-4861-80a7-123f9659fb99
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19660163000
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Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, James H. Wyld, Serial No. 2

Manufacturer:
James Hart Wyld  Search this
Materials:
Cooling jacket, steel; rods and bolts, steel; retainer rings (two), Chrome-plated steel; propellant inlet,, non-ferrous, Chrome-plated; B-nut, brass; top fixture (ignitor unit), probably brass; nozzle nut, brass; nozzle, proper, non-ferrous
Dimensions:
3-D: 24.1 × 14 × 8.9cm (9 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1942
Credit Line:
Gift of Aerojet General Corporation
Inventory Number:
A19680226000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9fe7423af-1d32-40ef-819a-a10afc38f215
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19680226000
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Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, Cutaway, Lark Missile

Manufacturer:
Reaction Motors, Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Stainless steel
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 in. wide x 9 in. long (27.94 x 22.86cm)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19730007000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Rockets & Missiles
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv986d4b21c-0849-4b61-a4c7-89037b304313
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730007000

Rocket Engine, Walter HWK 109-507

Manufacturer:
Helmuth Walter KG  Search this
Materials:
Ferrous Alloys (Including Steel)
Aluminum Alloy
Paints
Glass
Plastics
Copper Alloys
Dimensions:
3-D: 213.4 × 30.5 × 48.3cm (7 ft. × 1 ft. × 1 ft. 7 in.)
Storage (Including Wooden Crate): 117.5kg (259lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Gift of Reaction Motors Div., Thiokol Chemical Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19771225000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv915fc8808-e0bc-4c15-8338-9f93681098a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19771225000

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