Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle Advanced Electrical Schematic Drawings

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0014
Creators:
Redstone Arsenal
Dates:
bulk 1960
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 36 pages of 17 x 11 inch schematic drawings of the Redstone launch vehicle's advanced electrical systems. The drawings have been marked and corrected ("redlined"). The packet is stamped "Systems Test Section" on the first page.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Redstone engine is one of the most significant developments in US rocket technology. As the power plant for the Redstone missile, it was this country's first large-scale operational rocket engine. It went on to power the Jupiter-C, a modification of the Redstone missile that placed the US's first artificial satellite, Explorer 1, in 1958. In 1961, another modified Redstone, the Mercury-Redstone 3, launched the first American into space, Alan B. Shepard. The thrust of the engine as used in the Redstone missile was 78,000 lbs. As modified for use as a booster for Shepard's Mercury spacecraft, it produced 83,000 lbs of thrust.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Tom Hancock, Gift, 2008

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle Advanced Electrical Schematic Drawings, Accession 2008-0014, 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
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