March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
This is a model of unknown scale of the Soviet's first antiballistic missile (ABM), the three-stage liquid-fuel Galosh. With a range of approximately 350 kilometers and a nuclear warhead, it was designed to destroy incoming U.S. intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The Galosh was first deployed in 1968 at several fixed sites around Moscow, and it is still in service at these locations. John and Cynthia Heyde donated this model to NASM in the late 1980s.
Gift of John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.