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This is a Carlisle Mark II Rock A Chute flying rocket model, the second such model designed by flying model pioneers Orville H. Carlisle and Vern Estes. The model has a Kraft paper body, balsa fins, plastic nose, and a plastic parachute. A solid propellant rocket motor propels the model, and then at the end of the vertical flight it forces the release of the parachute. The model is then retrieved and can be used again.

This model was donated by G. Harry Stine.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Date ca. 1965 Country of Origin United States of America Type MODELS-Missiles & Rockets Manufacturer Orville H. Carlisle Dimensions Model: 9 1/4 in. × 4 in. × 4 in. (23.5 × 10.2 × 10.2cm)
Materials Paper
Wood
Steel
Paint
Cotton
Rubber
Adhesive
Steel
Body is Kraft paper; fins are balsa; parachute is plastic; nose is plastic; balsa insert in nose; parachute shrouds and other lines are string and rubber band
Inventory Number A19930773000 Credit Line Gift of G. Harry Stine Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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