Model, Unmanned Spacecraft, Lunar Orbiter

This Lunar Orbiter model, made by Boeing, was given to Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 1958 until his death in December 1965. Five Lunar Orbiters, all of which were made by Boeing, were launched in 1966 and 1967 to photograph potential landing sites for the Apollo missions to the Moon. It is not known who gave this model to Dr. Dryden or when. Mrs. Dryden donated it to the Museum in 1975.

Gift of Mrs. Hugh L. Dryden

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Boeing

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Plastic
Wood
Aluminum
Brass
Paint
Synthetic Fabric
Dimensions
Overall: 9 1/2in. x 7 1/2in. x 8 1/2in. (24.13 x 19.05 x 21.59cm)
Before 9/30/2011: Overall: 9in. x 10in. x 10in. (22.86 x 25.4 x 25.4cm)

This Lunar Orbiter model, made by Boeing, was given to Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration from 1958 until his death in December 1965. Five Lunar Orbiters, all of which were made by Boeing, were launched in 1966 and 1967 to photograph potential landing sites for the Apollo missions to the Moon. It is not known who gave this model to Dr. Dryden or when. Mrs. Dryden donated it to the Museum in 1975.

Gift of Mrs. Hugh L. Dryden

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Boeing

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Plastic
Wood
Aluminum
Brass
Paint
Synthetic Fabric
Dimensions
Overall: 9 1/2in. x 7 1/2in. x 8 1/2in. (24.13 x 19.05 x 21.59cm)
Before 9/30/2011: Overall: 9in. x 10in. x 10in. (22.86 x 25.4 x 25.4cm)

ID: A19750407000