Images L62-9216 and L62-9222 are available as electronic files from the photo lab. See URL's below. -- Photographed on 11/29/1962. -- Test of various materials to be used to protect the Apollo command module capsule from the effects of reentry heating. This test was made in the 9 - x 6-foot Thermal Structures Tunnel. Project FIRE (Flight Investigation Reentry Environment) studied the effects of reentry heating on spacecraft materials. It involved both wind tunnel and flight tests, although the majority were tests with Atlas rockets and recoverable reentry packages. These flight tests took place at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Wind tunnel tests were made in several Langley tunnels including the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel, the 8-foot High-Temperature Tunnel and the 9- x 6-Foot Thermal Structures Tunnel.