Model, Rocket, Saturn V, 1:48


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 1:48 scale model of the Saturn V, one of several rockets developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for use in the Apollo program. America's largest operational launch vehicle, a Saturn V first launched a manned Apollo spacecraft in December 1968 when the crew of Apollo 8 were placed into lunar orbit. In July 1969, the rocket sent astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edward Aldrin, Jr. of Apollo 11 to the surface of the moon, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit. Saturn V was utilized in the remaining six Apollo missions to the moon during 1969-1972 and to launch the Skylab Orbital Workshop into Earth orbit in May 1973. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center built this model and transferred it to NASM in 1971.

Collection Item Long Description:


Apollo-Saturn V 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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center


Plastic body and spacecraft, aluminum engines.


3-D: 40.6 × 40.6 × 236.2cm (1 ft. 4 in. × 1 ft. 4 in. × 7 ft. 9 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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