Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Paresev 1-C Inflatable Wing

Title: 
Paresev 1-C Inflatable Wing
Full Description: 
Aboard a truck and ready for a test flight is the Paresev 1-C on the ramp at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. The half-scale version of the inflatable Gemini parawing was pre-flighted by being carried across the Rosamond dry lakebed on the back of a truck before a tow behind an International Harvester Carry- All. The inflatable center spar ran fore and aft and measured 191 inches, two other inflatable spars formed the leading edges. The three compartments were filled with nitrogen under pressure to make them rigid. The Paresev 1-C was very unstable in flight with this configuration.
Date: 
01/01/1963
NASA Center: 
Dryden Flight Research Center
Subject Category: 
Top 20 Dryden Aircraft
Keywords: 
1-C
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Gemini
facet_where: 
California
facet_when: 
01-01-1963
facet_when_year: 
1963
Image #: 
E-10365
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000220.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-000220
Center: 
DFRC
Center Number: 
E-10365
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-000220
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL