This is a Nike-Zeus flying model kit manufactured by the L.M. Cox Company. It is named after the U.S. Army's anti-missile missile that was tested in the early 1960s but never deployed. 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. Included in this kit are the motors, the launch controller and igniters used to ignite the motors, the launch pad from which the model is launched, and a booklet setting forth various scientific experiments that can be conducted with the model. This model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the hobby of flying models.
Gift of G. Harry Stine