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Burning $350,000 Worth of Fuel in 500 Seconds

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Thrust: Rocket Engines

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The F-1 Engine and the Conquest of Space

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The Idea for Pegasus - First U.S. Air-Launched Orbital Launch Vehicle

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Pegasus Firsts

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Model, Space Shuttle, Lockheed Starclipper LS200-8 Stage-and-a-Half Concept,1:96

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Missiles and Space Division  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, paint, aluminum, brass, adhesive decals
Dimensions:
3-D: 41 × 17.5 × 6.8cm (16 1/8 × 6 7/8 × 2 11/16 in.)
Type:
MODELS-Crewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Inventory Number:
A19740728000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum
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Model, Space Shuttle, North American Rockwell Fully Reusable Concept, 1:100

Manufacturer:
North American Rockwell  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, wood, metal, fabric
Dimensions:
Overall (model): 2ft x 1ft 5in. x 7in. (60.96 x 43.18 x 17.78cm)
Overall (model on stand): 27in. x 17in. x 7 in. (68.58 x 43.18 x 17.78cm)
Type:
MODELS-Crewed Spacecraft & Parts
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA
Inventory Number:
A19760841000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9eaf20bb4-9009-4e24-a15c-aa67c7b0e57b
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Reduce Reuse Rocketry

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YouTube Videos
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2017-01-30T22:08:06.000Z
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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
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Douglas D-558-2

Manufacturer:
Douglas Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Aluminum
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 7.6 m (25 ft)
Length: 12.8 m (42 ft)
Height: 3.9 m (12 ft 8 in)
Weight, launch: 7,161 kg (15,787 lb)
Weight, landing: 4,673 kg (9,421 lb)
Top speed: 2,078 km/h (1,291 mph)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy Bureau of Weapons
Inventory Number:
A19610108000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum
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Kugisho MXY7 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) 22

Manufacturer:
Dai-Ichi Kaigun Koku Gijitsusho  Search this
Kugisho (First Naval Air Technical Bureau)  Search this
Materials:
All-metal monocoque construction
Dimensions:
Overall: 120 x 690cm, 545kg, 410cm (3ft 11 1/4in. x 22ft 7 5/8in., 1201.5lb., 13ft 5 7/16in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, R. Adm. A. M. Pride.
Inventory Number:
A19480180000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d3266051-ac2f-46d6-bed7-6d342f5a4f04
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Lippisch DM 1

Manufacturer:
Lippisch Flugzuegbau G.m.b.H.  Search this
Materials:
Steel tubing covered with plywood.
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 5.9 m (19 ft 5 in)
Length: 6.6 m (21 ft 7 in)
Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 5 in)
Weights: Empty, 297 kg (655 lb)
Gross, 460 kg (1,017 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Germany
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U. S. Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A19590098000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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/nv9ce9e7236-4a14-4e7c-b08d-c9a69b0ab610
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Kugisho MXY7 K-2 Ohka (Cherry Blossom) 43B

Manufacturer:
Kugisho (First Naval Air Technical Bureau)  Search this
Materials:
Wood and metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 120 x 610 x 500cm, 1865lb.* (3ft 11 1/4in. x 20ft 3/16in. x 16ft 4 7/8in., 846kg)- *weight is aircraft and stand combined.
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1944
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19740758000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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James Hart Wyld Collection

Creator:
Wyld, James Hart.  Search this
Names:
American Rocket Society  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 Boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Date:
bulk 1930-1939
Summary:
A collection of items attributed to rocket pioneer James Hart Wyld dating from the 1930s and 1940s. The collection consists of two boxes, with one containing notes and prints attributed to Wyld and the other containing original negatives.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 140 black-and-white negatives (28 35mm strips of 8 frames each, seven 35mm strips of 2 frames each, and six 3.5 x 6 inch sheets), predominantly taken by James H. Wyld, of American Rocket Society meets and rocket tests and an Elmira, New York, glider meet, and images taken by Wyld on various trips around the New York City area and elsewhere. Buildings, engineering projects, and landscapes pictured include the Lincoln Tunnel and the Triborough Bridge (under construction), the Empire State Building, Central Park, Gilgo Beach and Long Beach (Long Island), Port Washington, Fire Island, the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, the Vanderbilt Cup races in Mineola, New Rochelle, Cornwall, and the Catskills, all in New York. Also included are images taken in Princeton, New Jersey; Connecticut; Mount Washington, New Hampshire; and Massillon, Ohio. Individuals pictured include Frank Harrison, Albert Rice, and Bill Baum. The collection also consists of Wyld's personal papers including a diary covering the period of February 1931 to May 1936; a 1932 scientific notebook; two photographs of rocket test activities; a post card addressed to Wyld from "John" (possibly John Shesta) referencing a postponement; a portraint of James Wyld; handwritten report, "An Automatic Thrust and Mixture Control for Rocket Motors," 1946.an envelope full of information relating to a court case involving the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; a Princeton University Alumni Lectures pamphlet entitled America's Problem of National Defense by Professor Harold Sprout; five newspaper clippings related to rockets; an undated letter, missing the first page, to Wyld from Bernard E. "Ben" Smith regarding rocket testing; two letters, dating from 1938-1939, from Wyld to "John" (possibly John Shesta) regarding rocket testing; a report entitled Long Range Rocket, Section II (Propellant Systems) by Dr. Paul F. Winternitz, Director of Laboratories, Reaction Motors, Inc.; "Proposal for Unguided Liquid-Propellant Rocket Projectile" by an unknown author, possibly Wyld; two drawings of rockets; three pages of notes handwritten by Wyld, and a letter from Albert M. Paquin to the American Rocket Society, with handwritten comment attached, regarding financial assistance from the Society for rocket research. In addition, the collection contains a memo to Wyld regarding Reaction Motors, Inc. stock prices; and Wyld's handwritten notes and drawings entitled, "The Design of Streamline Hulls and Fins for Rockets," "The Nature of Rocket Flight" (noted as draft of Chapter IV of Introduction to Rocketry), "Pumping Mechanism" (appears to be missing pages), "Superchargine Airplane with Oxygen," and six additional pages of miscellaneous notes and drawings. Some pages of the notes have been initialled and noted by Shesta and Lawrence.
Biographical / Historical:
Rocket pioneer James Hart Wyld was born in 1913 and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University in 1935. He joined the American Interplanetary Society (later the American Rocket Society) in 1931. In the late nineteen thirties, Wyld developed and tested the first modern liquid-propellant rocket motors. In 1941 he, along with John Shesta, Lovell Lawrence, Jr., and Hugh Franklin Pierce, formed Reaction Motors, Inc. (RMI), the first US rocket propulsion company.
Related Materials:
The American Rocket Society's Rocket Test Stand No. 2 is featured in negatives present in this collection. More information concerning this artifact can be found at American Rocket Society's Rocket Test Stand No. 2.
Provenance:
Anne W. Blizard, Gift, 2005, NASM.2005.0051
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:
Rocketry  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Performance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Citation:
James Hart Wyld Collection, Accession 2005-0051, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0051
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Helmut von Zborowski Photo Album

Creator:
von Zborowski, Helmut Philip  Search this
Names:
Bayerische Motoren Werke  Search this
Bureau Technique Zborowski  Search this
Societe d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Reaction (SEPR)  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Albums
Date:
1939-1960
Scope and Contents:
This album 10 x 7 inches and contains 88 original photographs, taken from 1939 to 1960, of many of Zborowski's rocket, jet and coleopter projects, as well as 6 printed drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
Helmut Philip von Zborowski was a significant figure in early rocket and jet engine development. A contemporary of Werner von Braun, Zborowski worked on rocket and jet development for BMW during World War II, afterwards going to France and serving as a research engineer for the Société d'Etudes de la Propulsion par Réaction (SEPR). Zborowski later founded his own company, Bureau Technique Zborowski.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Stefan and Sylvia Eihhorn, Purchase, 2001, 2001-0060, unknown
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:
Coanda effect  Search this
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- Research  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Rocket engines  Search this
Airplanes -- Jet propulsion  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Albums
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg28498687e-6b09-4639-b059-f050bcfd5cac
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Magazine articles

Collection Creator:
Knabenshue, A. Roy (Augustus Roy), 1876-1960  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966 - 1971
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:
A. Roy Knabenshue Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0136, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Pioneering American rocketry : the Reaction Motors, Inc. (RMI) story, 1941-1972 / by Frank H. Winter and Frederick I. Ordway, III with James H. Wyld, John Shesta and Philippe Cosyn

Author:
Winter, Frank H.  Search this
Ordway, Frederick I. III (Frederick Ira) 1927-2014  Search this
Wyld, James H. 1912-1953  Search this
Shesta, John  Search this
Cosyn, Philippe  Search this
Subject:
Reaction Motors, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Rocketry--History  Search this
Astronautics--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Supersonic aircraft

Author:
Cross, Roy  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. illus. 19 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
[1955?]
Topic:
Jet planes  Search this
Airplanes--Rocket engines  Search this
Aerodynamics, Supersonic  Search this
Call number:
TL671 .C65X
TL671.C65X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Powerplants for aerospace vehicles [by] James L. McKinley [and] Ralph D. Bent

Author:
Northrop Institute of Technology  Search this
McKinley, James L  Search this
Bent, Ralph D  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 480 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1948
[1965]
Topic:
Airplanes--Motors  Search this
Propellers, Aerial  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Call number:
TL701.N6 1965X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428293

Bell Helicopter Material (2 of 2)

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959 and undated
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:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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New York Airways Collection / Series 1: 1992 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2be5635e2-3826-4c72-aa0a-cc5ce662d9c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref516
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