Model, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, J-2, 1:8 Scale

Model, Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, J-2, 1:8 Scale

     

This is a high fidelity 1:8 scale model of the J-2 liquid fuel rocket engine. The J-2, using liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, was the powerplant for the second and third stages of the Saturn V launch vehicle that took astronauts to the Moon in the Apollo program. The J-2 produced a thrust of 200,000-230,000 pounds.

The Saturn V's second (S-II) stage used a cluster of five J-2's for a combined thrust of 1,150,000 pounds while the third (S-IBB) stage was fitted with a single J-2 with restart capability. This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1974 by Rocketdyne.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation

Type
MODELS-Propulsion

Materials
Plastic, paint, lucite, metal, wood,
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 1 1/2 in. long x 7 1/2 in. diameter (34.29 x 19.05cm)

This is a high fidelity 1:8 scale model of the J-2 liquid fuel rocket engine. The J-2, using liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, was the powerplant for the second and third stages of the Saturn V launch vehicle that took astronauts to the Moon in the Apollo program. The J-2 produced a thrust of 200,000-230,000 pounds.

The Saturn V's second (S-II) stage used a cluster of five J-2's for a combined thrust of 1,150,000 pounds while the third (S-IBB) stage was fitted with a single J-2 with restart capability. This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1974 by Rocketdyne.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation

Type
MODELS-Propulsion

Materials
Plastic, paint, lucite, metal, wood,
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 1 1/2 in. long x 7 1/2 in. diameter (34.29 x 19.05cm)

ID: A19740738000