Accession Number:

AD0679690

Title:

WHERE IS THE DANGER HIDDEN.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-25

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

After describing various aspects of the US space program, it is stated that there apparently occurred a breakdown in the electrical system followed by the burning of the wires then there was a sudden flash in the early finding of the cause, since it is a very complex problem. If it is only chance that saved the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft from fire, it will be necessary to abandon the use of an oxygen atmosphere in the Apollo spacecraft. This would necessitate the radial modification of the spacecraft, which would require, without any exaggeration, several years. It may turn out that the oxygen atmosphere was not at fault, in which case it will only be necessary to correct the defect. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE