Accession Number : AD0856889

Title :   Ultimate Internal and External Pressure Tests of the Reentry Module Structure (Pressure Test of Static Reentry Module I). Volume I.

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Report Date : 25 FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Results are presented for testing conducted to demonstrate the capability of the large pressure bulkhead and centerline beam of the Gemini B spacecraft to withstand ultimate burst pressure and ultimate collapse pressure. The large pressure bulkhead and centerline beam withstood the applied ultimate burst pressure and ultimate collapse pressure without any visible damage or deformation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, REENTRY VEHICLES), (*SPACE STATIONS, REENTRY VEHICLES), (*SPACECRAFT CABINS, FAILURE(MECHANICS)), SPACE CAPSULES, PRESSURE, BUCKLING, RUPTURE, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL).

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE