This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
Plastic body and payload, aluminum engines.
Overall: 1 ft. 7 1/2 in. tall x 2 in. wide (49.5 x 5.08cm) 1:48 scale.
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets