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Research Data
Technical reports, correspondence, facility reports, specifications, articles, and other documents regarding the High Energy Rocket Engine Research Facility (B-1) and Nuclear Rocket Dynamics and Control Facility (B-3) test stands at NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Station tests stands were collected during the research effort. Included here are some reference materials for researchers. In addition, a timeline of B-1 and B-3 tests and related events is included.

PDF documents include:
I. Documents:
This page contains PDF files of original documents, articles, pamphlets, reports, and speeches. These materials span from 1948 to 2007.
II. Technical Reports:
This page provides links to NASA technical reports regarding the NERVA turbopump and Centaur Standard Shroud tests conducted in B-1 and B-3.
III. Rocket Systems Division Status Reports:
This page contains monthly updates on the work being performed at the B-1 and B-3 test stands from 1963 to 1974.

Article on B-1 construction
Page from Centaur technical report
Technical Reports
Page from 1966 Plum Brook Station status report
Status Reports