Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: Mecury Spacecraft Boilerplate

Title: 
Mecury Spacecraft Boilerplate
Full Description: 
Boilerplate Mercury spacecraft being manufactured "in-house" by Langley technicians. The capsules were designed to test spacecraft recovery systems. The escape tower and rocket motors shown on the completed capsule would be removed before shipping and finally assembly for launching at Wallops Island. Design of the Little Joe capsules began at Langley before McDonnell started on the design of the Mercury capsule.
Date: 
07/30/1944
NASA Center: 
Langley Research Center
Subject Category: 
Mercury-Gemini Spacecraft
Keywords: 
Boilerplate
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Gemini
facet_where: 
Langley Research Center (LaRC)
facet_when: 
07-30-1944
facet_when_year: 
1944
Image #: 
L-1959-04944
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001731.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001731
Center: 
LARC
Center Number: 
L-1959-04944
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001731
Creator-Photographer: 
Unknown
Original Source: 
DIGITAL