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 1:48 scale model of the Redstone, a U.S. Army surface-to-surface missile that was based on mobile launchers. Developed in the 1950s by Werner von Braun and his colleagues at the Redstone Arsenal, it carried a nuclear warhead and had a range of approximately 250 miles. First deployed in Western Europe in the 1950s, it was replaced completely by the Pershing I by the end of 1963. A modified version of the Redstone (the Mercury-Redstone) launched America's first suborbital human spaceflights in Project Mercury. This model was built and donated by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to the Museum in 1972.