Rockets and Missiles

The rocket, a reaction-propulsion device that carries all of its propellants internally, has been around for almost a millennium since its invention in China. But the twentieth-century saw a technological explosion of new rocket-propulsion systems, using both solid and liquid propellants. Rocket-powered vehicles were developed for two primary purposes: spaceflight and weaponry. Guided missiles also appeared in the mid-twentieth century with air-breathing propulsion systems, and these are included in the National Air and Space Museum’s Rockets and Missiles collection. Among its highlights are: the world’s best collection of artifacts from American rocket pioneer Robert Goddard, an extensive collection of German World War II missile and rocket artifacts, a large number of American Cold War missiles and launch vehicles, and rocket engines from small thrusters to a gigantic F-1 motor from the Saturn V Moon rocket.

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  • Model, Missile, Regulus I, 1:48
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Topping Models Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of Topping Models
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Torpedo, Aerial, Walden, 1915
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Henry Walden
    Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Henry W. Walden
    Date: 1915
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Rascal GAM-63, 1:32
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft Corp.
    Credit Line: Gift of Bell Aircraft
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Bomarc
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Topping Models Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of Topping Models
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, La Crosse with Launch Truck
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Topping Models Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of Topping Models
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Bullpup
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Topping Models Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of Topping Models
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Matador with Trailer
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Topping Models Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of Topping Models
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Q-5 Target Drone
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Lockheed Missiles and Space Division
    Credit Line: Gift of Lockheed
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Rocket, X-7 Ramjet Vehicle
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Lockheed Missiles and Space Division
    Credit Line: Gift of Lockheed
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Falcon GAR-1D
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Gift of Hughes Aircraft
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Falcon GAR-1
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Hughes Aircraft Co.
    Credit Line: Gift of Hughes Aircraft
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Model, Missile, Nike Ajax
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company
    Credit Line: Gift of Douglas Aircraft Inc.
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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