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Kit, Flying Rocket Model, Aerobee Hi

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a Model Missiles, Inc. retail package containing an unassembled reusable flying rocket model patterned after the Aerobee Hi sounding rocket. The model is made mostly of wood and balsa wood. Operation entails firing of a solid propellant rocket motor followed by deployment of a parachute at the end of vertical flight. The model can be retrieved and used again. The package includes parachutes and six single use rocket motors.

This model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the field of flying rocket models.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Model Missiles, Inc.

Credit Line

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Materials

Wood, balsa wood, steel, paper, plastic, adhesive labels, string, model rocket propellant

Dimensions

4.45 x 92.71 x 13.34cm (1 3/4in. x 3ft 1/2in. x 5 1/4in.)

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Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19850053000

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