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 rocket, which was made and donated by the model shop at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center. A three-stage, liquid-fuel rocket, the Saturn V was developed for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for use in the Apollo program. The world'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 in lunar orbit. In July 1969, the rocket sent the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic journey to the moon. The Saturn V was utilized in the six remaining Apollo missions to the moon during 1969-1972 and to launch the Skylab Orbital Workshop into earth orbit in May 1973.

Collection Item Long Description:

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

Gift of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center


Plastic body with aluminum engines. Wood stand.


Overall: 8 in. in diameter at the fins x 93 1/4 in. long (20.32 x 236.9cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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