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The scientific tourist #298 — the Redstone missile

Here you see a Redstone on static display outside the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #107 — the F-1 rocket engine

The F-1 rocket engine was built to power the first stage of the Saturn V for Apollo, and still holds the crown of being the most powerful single-chamber liquid-fueled rocket engine ever built, so I thought I’d gather up a collection of pictures I’ve taken of F-1s in various places on my travels

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The scientific tourist #100 — Strato-Lab

This week you get a pair of images from the Albuquerque Balloon Museum — they’re of the gondola of Strato-Lab IV, part of a series of manned stratospheric balloons launched by the U. S. Navy in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s…

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The scientific tourist #81 — the business end of a Saturn V

With the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing coming up in just a few days, I thought this would make an appropriate subject for this week’s image…

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The scientific tourist #79 — comparative rocketry

I thought this shot pretty well sums up the technological progress made during the 1960’s race to the moon…

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The scientific tourist #68 — the way out

This week, you get a pair of images from the aerospace wing of the California ScienCenter in Los Angeles…

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The scientific tourist #67 — the visible V-2

This week’s image comes to you from the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany…

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The scientific tourist #60 — Shepard's ride

This weeks’ image comes from the Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida, it’s a replica of Alan Shepard’s MR-7 spacecraft and launch vehicle…

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The scientific tourist #50 — Agena A and B

This week’s image comes from the Air Force Space & Missile Museum, at the Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida. It’s a picture of Agena A (right) and B (left) upper stages on outdoor static display

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The scientific tourist #48 — Gemini 2

You might recall that a few weeks back I did a post about Gemini B and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program…

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