Project Fire Slides and Lantern Slides

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2006.0027
Creators:
Republic Aviation Corporation
Dates:
bulk 1960s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.02 Cubic feet
(2 boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of thirty-one black and white three by four glass lantern slides and sixty film slides of Republic's work with Project Fire.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Project Fire, announced in 1962, was a NASA high-speed reentry heat research program to obtain data on materials, heating rates, and radio signal attenuation on spacecraft reentering the atmosphere at speeds of about 24,500 miles per hour. Information from this program would support manned and unmanned reentry from lunar missions. NASA awarded a five million dollar contract to Republic Aviation Corporation for the construction of two experimental reentry spacecraft.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Benjamin and Lillian Sokol, Gift, 2006

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Project Fire Slides and Lantern Slides, Accession number 2006-0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
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

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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