Model, Rocket, Juno II, 1:48

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

Model, Rocket, Juno II, 1:48

Collection Item Summary:

This is a 1:48 scale model of the Juno II, which was the successor to the Juno I and was utilized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) beginning in late 1958 to launch satellites and probes. A four-stage rocket, the Juno II consisted of an extended liquid-fuel Army Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic missile as the first stage and three upper stages powered by scaled-down solid-fuel Army Sergeant missile engines. NASA utilized the Juno II in ten launches from 1958-1961, of which only three were successful. Thereafter, the cheaper and more reliable Scout replaced the Juno II as the primary launch vehicle for a wide range of small orbital payloads and experiments. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center made this model and transferred it to NASM in 1972.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19720997000

Credit Line

Gift of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Plastic body and payload, aluminum engines.

Dimensions

Overall: 1 ft. 7 1/2 in. tall x 2 in. wide (49.5 x 5.08cm) 1:48 scale.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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