Country of Origin: United States of America
34" x 11 3/4" x 5 1/2" (update 10/21/2011)
Other (retail box): 6 in. high x 34 in. long x 12 in. wide (15.2 x 86.4 x 30.5cm)
Other (model): 32 in. long x 7 in. in diameter at the fins (81.28 x 17.78cm)
Plastic model in a cardboard retail box
This is a Saturn V flying rocket model built by L.M. Cox. It is based on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's rocket of the same name and configuration that was used by that agency to send men to the moon in the Apollo program. The model is plastic with a plastic parachute. Two solid propellant rocket motors propel the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight they force the release of a parachute. The model is then retrieved and can be used again. Not included in this kit are the motors, the launch controller that is used to ignite the motors, and the launch pad from which the model is launched. This model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the hobby of flying models.
Gift of G. Harry Stine