Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility, USA, 1959.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility, USA, 1959.

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The Project Mercury Altitude Wind Tunnel Gimbaling Rig. The Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility, or MASTIF, was developed for Project Mercury to train astronauts in gaining control over a spacecraft that could move in multiple directions at once - pitching, rolling, and yawing all at the same time.
 

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