March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This is an unasembled flying model rocket kit in its original box. Made by Model Missiles, the kit is based on the Arcon sounding rocket. The rocket body is pasteboard, the nose cone is plastic, the fins are balsa wood, and the parachute is plastic. The kit also contains three motors and a wooden launch stand.
G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of model rockets, donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.
Gift of G. Harry Stine