Five Stage Missile Research Rocket, Wallops Island , 1957



Washington, DC, United States

**Note also copied and numbered as L90-3749. -- L57-4827 caption: Take off of a five-stage missile research rocket from Wallops Island in 1957. The first two stages propelled the model to about 100,000 feet the last three stages were fired on a descending path to simulate the reentry conditions of ballistic missiles. -- Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 72), by James Schultz. -- Photograph also published in Engineer in Charge: A History of the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory, 1917-1958 by James R. Hansen (page 380).


  • Title: Five Stage Missile Research Rocket, Wallops Island , 1957
  • Creator: NACA
  • Date Created: 1957-11-19
  • Location: NASA Langley Research Center
  • Rights: LRC
  • Album: jjstout

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