Friday, March 28, 2014

McDonnell ASSET Program - Part I

Scan0020Scan0022 In the early 1960’s, McDonnell won a contract for the ASSET program to study the aerodynamic and thermodynamic properties of re-entry on vehicles. The Aerothermodynamic Structual Systems Environment Tests resulted in six launches aboard Thor missiles. (One is pictured above.) There was a good article in the May 27, 1963 edition of Missiles and Rockets magazine.
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