Accession Number : AD0269630

Title :   BREAKTHROUGH INTO SPACE

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : PARFONOV,V.

Report Date : 08 AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The materials for the body of the spaceship should protect the crew from the cosmic vacuum, withstand erosion when the skin is bombarded by cosmic dust, and withstand the impacts of small meteorites. A group of very refractory metals which must be heated to 3000 degrees and higher to be melted include Be, Nb, Mo, Ta, and W. The properties of these metals are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NOSE CONES, *REFRACTORY MATERIALS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, BERYLLIUM, COOLING, MAGNETIC FIELDS, METALS, MOLYBDENUM, NIOBIUM, REENTRY VEHICLES, SUBLIMATION, TANTALUM, THERMAL RADIATION, TUNGSTEN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE