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, V-2, 1:40
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of Estes Industries
    Date: ca. 1970 (model)
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Motors, Model Rocket
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Motors, Model Rocket, Kit, Estes Firing Line
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Date: 1970
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Motor, Model Rocket, Set, Estes
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Motors, Model Rocket, Set, Estes
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Motor, Model Rocket, Igniters
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Astron Apogee II
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Astron X-Ray
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Saturn V
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Orbital Transport
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
  • Rocket, Flying Model Kit, EV-3 Vampire
    Country of Origin: United States of America
    Manufacturer: Estes Industries, Inc.
    Credit Line: Gift of G. Harry Stine
    Type: MODELS-Missiles & Rockets