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Model, Apollo Astronaut on Moon

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Model, Apollo Astronaut on Moon

Collection Item Summary:

This unassembled plastic model kit, in its original box, of an Apollo astronaut on the Moon, was manufactured and sold by Revell, Inc. beginning in 1970. The box art -- an artist's conception of an astronaut stepping onto the lunar surface -- played off of the excitement surrounding the Apollo program's successes. In the depiction, the astronaut's achievement is dramatized as he steps out of a partial shadow onto the Moon, with the Earth clearly visible above his head. Although the astronaut's face is pictured through the gold helmet visor, no individual astronaut is depicted.

The model was found in the collection.

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

Credit Line

Donor unknown

Materials

Box, cardboard; model, plastic; decals and instruction sheet, paper

Dimensions

  • Overall: 7.62 x 23.34 x 27.31cm (3in. x 9 3/16in. x 10 3/4in.)
  • Other (model when assembled): 25.4cm (10in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19840941000