• Accelerator Daisy Track

    Image ID
    FOT498161
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    10.1 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    4409 x 3209 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    373 x 272 mm
    14.7 x 10.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Peter Bassett Daisy Track Alamogordo Space Center Museum of History Missile White Sands New Mexico NASA US Army Rocket Rockets Accelerator G Force G. Astronaut Training
    Description
    In operation from 1955 to 1985, the Daisy Decelerator (named after the Daisy Air Rifle) was an air-powered sled-track used to study the effects of acceleration, deceleration, and impact on the human body and various equipment systems. The Daisy Decelerator played a significant role in American history by supporting biological and mechanical research and testing for NASA's Mercury space flights and the Apollo moon landings. The Daisy Track was originally housed at Holloman Air Force Base and has now been restored by the New Mexico Museum of Space History through a "Save America's Treasures Grant." This outside exhibit displays the Daisy Track, with its Air Gun, a Waterbrake and four of the original sleds. The exhibit also includes a recreation of the structure that housed the Air Gun. Minor adaptations were made for security and exhibit viewing purposes. The Bopper sled is also featured in this display.
    Uploader
    Peter Bassett
    Contributor
    Peter Bassett
    Date Taken
    2005-08-20
    Uploaded on
    2008-12-19
    Collection
    USA, New Mexico
    Category
    Science
    Sub Category
    Technology
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #809080