Country of Origin: United States of America
Envelope: 5 1/2" x 3 1/16"
Wires: 2 1/4" L
Sticks: 3/4"L (updated 10/13/2011)
Other (envelope): 2in. x 5in. (5.08 x 12.7cm)
This a retail package of Centuri Engineering metal igniter wires and plastic discs from 1968. A single wire is inserted into the aft end of a flying rocket motor and held in place by a disc and tape. Additional wires run between it and the launch control mechanism. An electrical charge is sent through the wires to ignite the motor's non-explosive propellant. G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.
Gift of G. Harry Stine