Stand, Model, Rocket, Saturn I, 1:48


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 1:48 Scale model of the the Saturn 1, the first of the three Saturn launch vehicles built for the Apollo program. A two-stage liquid-fuel rocket, it was originally called the Saturn C-1 and then renamed Saturn 1 in 1963. Although the National Aeronautics and Space Administration had plans at that time to use the rocket for manned Apollo orbital missions, these were subsequently dropped. Instead, the Saturn 1 launched five Apollo boilerplate command and service modules during 1964-1965 to help qualify the spacecraft for manned flight. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center made the model and stand and transferred them to NASM in 1972.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Gift of Marshall Space Flight Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Plastic
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • Lead
  • Adhesive
  • Stainless Steel/Chrome
  • Varnish
  • Felt
  • Base is wood and metal.


3-D: 19.7 × 19.7 × 12.7cm (7 3/4 × 7 3/4 × 5 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets