Stand, Rocket, Flying Model, Saturn IB, 1:100


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 an assembled 1:100 scale flying Saturn 1B rocket model built by Centuri Engineering for retail sale. The model is made of balsa, paper, and plastic with a parachute which deploys at the end of flight for recovery and reuse. Saturn 1Bs were developed by NASA for the Apollo program. They launched four uncrewed flights in the Apollo program, the Apollo 7 mission in October 1968, the three crews for the Skylab space station in 1973, and the U.S. astronauts in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Program in 1975.

Centuri Engineering donated this model to the Museum in 1970.

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 Centuri Engineering


Wood, Felt, Varnish, Adhesive


Other (stand): 7 × 5 × 4 3/4 in. (17.8 × 12.7 × 12.1cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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