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AEDC PHOTO # 62-0991

SUPERSONIC TEST FOR ABORT CONFIGURATION - scale model of the Apollo three-man capsule, with escape tower and jettison rocket attached was tested in 1962 in AEDC's von Karman Gas Dynamic Facilities 40-inch supersonic wind tunnel. Later tests established the need for canard control surfaces at the apex of the escape rocket.

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