Space History Photo: Project Fire
NASA technicians prepare to test materials with high temperature.
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, technicians ready materials to be subjected to high temperatures that will simulate the effects of re-entry heating as part of the Project Fire study. This photo was taken on Aug. 17, 1962, in the 9 X 6 Foot Thermal Structures Tunnel.
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