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Redstone Missile Gallery


Detail of the air vanes on the aft unit of the missile.

The aft unit remained attached to the warhead section during reentry, and the air vanes helped control reentry in the lower atmosphere.

During the initial boost phase, four vane lock rod assemblies extended from the center section of the missile, holding the air vanes in a fixed position until separation.

Time picture taken Thu Jul 19 15:12:40 2012
Location picture taken Rocket Garden
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL
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