Model, Rocket, Saturn I with NERVA Upper Stage, 1:48 scale
This is a 1:16 scale model of NASA's Saturn 1 rocket with a NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application) upper stage. NASA worked with the Atomic Energy Commission to develop the engine for long-duration crewed missions to Mars. It underwent successful ground testing but was never flight tested or flown in an actual mission.
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center built the model and donated it to the museum.
Gift of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
- MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
- Overall: 119.4 x 15.2cm (3ft 11in. x 6in.)