Weber Project 90 Test Footage

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0073
Creators:
Weber Aircraft Company
Dates:
1965-1966
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Cubic feet
3 reels
Repository:
The Zero-Zero (zero altitude and zero air speed) ejection seat was developed by Weber Aircraft Company for Project Gemini spacecraft and was adapted for the Convair F-106A and F-106B Delta Dart. This collection consists of three reels of 16mm film pertaining to Weber Aircraft's Project 90 test flight and the Zero-Zero ejection seat.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three reels of 16mm film pertaining to Weber Aircraft's Project 90 test flight and the Zero-Zero ejection seat. The first film, dated 1965 with a runtime of approximately 21 minutes, is a promotional documentary about the seat showing various tests of the Zero-Zero and other Weber ejection seats. The second film, also from 1965 with a runtime of almost 16 minutes, is a promotional documentary about the first live test by Major Jim Hall of the Zero-Zero ejection seat showing preparation for the test as well as an interview with Hall afterwards. The third film, dated June 15, 1966 with a runtime of just over seven minutes, shows air drop tests of the Zero-Zero ejection seat.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Zero-Zero (zero altitude and zero air speed) ejection seat was developed by Weber Aircraft Company for Project Gemini spacecraft and was adapted for the Convair F-106A and F-106B Delta Dart. The main design team responsible for the seat consisted of Ed James, John Tuner, and Wally Ziegler. In 1965, Weber decided to do to a live test of the seat, a program dubbed Project 90, with Major Jim Hall acting as the subject. Hall reached an altitude of approximately 400 feet before landing safely in a lake.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Martha J. James, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0073
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2018) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Weber Project 90 Test Footage, NASM.2018.0073, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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