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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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Model Missiles, Inc.
Gift of G. Harry Stine
Wood, balsa wood, steel, paper, plastic, adhesive labels, string, model rocket propellant
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
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets