Model, Mars Electric Launch Vehicle


Display Status:

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 cutaway model of uknown scale of the upper stage of the Mars Electric Launch Vehicle. It was investigated by NASA in the 1960s and 1970s as one of several possible lauch vehicles that could be used in a crewed mission to Mars. However, it was never built.

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center built the model and transferred it to the Museum in 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the Marshall Space Flight Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


Fiberboard, Brass, Plastic, Paint, Glass


  • 19 1/4" x 4" Diameter
  • [Prior to 10/4/11] 18 inches long and 4 inches in diameter

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


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