March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This is a model of uknown scale of the Mars Electric Launch Vehicle. It was investigated by NASA in the 1960s and 1970s as one of several possible lauch vehicles that could be used in a crewed mission to Mars. However, it was never built.
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center built the model and transferred it to the Museum in 1975.
Transferred from Marshall Space Flight Center