Friday, June 24, 2016

Virginia - Chincoteague, Missiles on Display, Wallops Flight Facility

Visitors to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Wallops Main Base near Chincoteague, Virginia are impressed wth the mock-ups of missiles on display.  Shown here are part of the display.  Left - RAM, a three-stage solid-propellant vehicle.  The name stands for Radio Attenuation Measurements.  41 feet long, weighs about 13,000 pounds.  Center - Nike-Asp sounding rocket that rises approximately 102 miles in altitude to discharge vapor trails used in visually determining upper atmosphere characteristics.  Right - Little Joe booster vehicle used to perform check-out tests in NASA's Man-in-space Test Program.  

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