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Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Hangar No. 629, Scoville, Butte County, ID

Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Hangar No. 629, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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Significance: TAN 629 was built as the Flight Engine Test facility for the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Project of the U.S. Air Force and the Atomic Energy Commission. Intended to house a test jet airplane using nuclear energy as a power source, the building was designed as a hangar with special features to accommodate engine tests, related research, training, and hazards associated with the experiments. Although a ground experiment in 1956 proved the principle that a nuclear reactor could power a jet engine, many problems in engineering and designing a nuclear-powered aircraft remained to be tested and solved...
Survey number: HAER ID-33-A

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butte county43.48046, -112.99611
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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