Stand, Model, Rocket, Improved Delta


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 stand for a model of unknown scale of the Improved Delta, a three-stage rocket more commonly known as the Delta E. It was the third in a long series of Delta rockets developed by Douglas Aircraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), using as its first stage a modified first stage from the Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile with three boosters. NASA used the rocket to launch a variety of satellites, lunar probes, and other scientific payloads beginning in 1966.

The stand's manufacturer is unknown. John and Cynthia Heyde donated the model and stand to the museum.

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 John S. and Cynthia H. Heyde.




Base: 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" X 3 3/4" (CCPF 2/21/2012)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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