Rocket, Flying Model Kit, Euro-Saturn

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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 an unassembled Euro Saturn flying rocket model built by an unknown German manufacturer. It has a pasteboard body, plastic nose and fins, 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. Not included in this kit are the launch controller that is used to ignite the motor, and the launch pad from which the model is launched.

This model was donated by G. Harry Stine, one of the American pioneers in the hobby of flying models.

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Materials

Cardboard, Plastic, Paper, Steel, Unknown Propellent, Non-Ferrous Metal(Rocket nozzle), Adhesive

Dimensions

Other (retail package): 2 1/4 x 18 x 3in., 0.3kg (5.7 x 45.7 x 7.6cm, 0.3kg)

Country of Origin

Germany

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19930656000