Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Cosmos


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 retail kit of an unassembled Cosmos single stage flying rocket model, made by an unknown Yugoslav manufacturer. The body and fins are pasteboard and the nosecone and parachute are plastic. The kit contains the motor. At the end of powered flight, the parachute deploys and the model returns to Earth, enabling its reuse.

G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated this artifact to the museum in 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 G. Harry Stine


  • Plastic, Cardboard, Paper, Sandpaper, Synthetic Fabric, Adhesive, Rubber, Ceramic
  • Model has pasteboard body and fins, plastic nosecone, and a plastic parachute w/string shrouds. Motor is pasteboard. Paper assembly instructions inside a cardboard retail box (instructions were not present at the time of the 2011 CCPF Survey).


Overall: 6 7/8in. x 2 3/4in. x 13/16in. (17.46 x 6.99 x 2.06cm); weight is 48 grams.

Country of Origin



MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number


Related Topics