Stand, Model, Rocket, Nova, 1:72


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 1:72 scale model of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Nova rocket. The Nova was originally proposed as the first launch vehicle for lunar landing missions. After production of the Saturn V began to perform that mission, a more powerful Nova was proposed to be a follow-on to launch crewed missions to Mars. However, no Nova progressed beyond the design stage. The manufacturer and donor of the model and stand are unknown.

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

Found in collection. Donor unknown.


Wood, non-ferrous metal


Approximate: 13 1/2 × 15 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (34.3 × 39.4 × 5.7cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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