This is a model of unknown scale of the Aerobee Hi, a sounding rocket for upper atmospheric research initially built by Aerojet General for the Navy and Air Force. A two-stage rocket, it could reach an altitude of about 168 miles and first successfully flew on April 21, 1955. During the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958), the rocket made 35 flights for the Navy and Air Force. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the military launched over 500 Aerobees from 1958-1985. Aerojet General made this model and donated it to NASM in 1965.
Gift of Aerojet General Corp.