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Family: Sounding Rockets. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

Rockair technique (resarch rocket launched from aircraft) by ONR and University of Maryland. A 2.75-inch FFAR rocket was fired from a Navy F2H-2 aircraft to an altitude of approximately 60,000 m. Rockair technique first suggested by Herman Oberth (1929) and others.


Rockair Chronology

1955 Aug 16 -


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