This Space Patrol Rocket Port set was based upon the ABC-TV weekly half-hour series titled "Space Patrol" that ran from 1950-1956. It was manufactured by Louis Marx and Company, located in New York City, which also produced Flash Gordon branded merchandise in the 1930s. Fort-based playsets took advantage of the existing production of Western toys, which could be repurposed with new designs to appeal to space-minded youth. The figurines that could be played with in such a set represented spacemen and aliens.

Michael O'Harro, a collector, donated this playset to the National Air and Space Museum in 1993.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Date ca. 1950-1956 Country of Origin United States of America Type MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture Manufacturer Louis Marx & Co. Dimensions 3-D (Gate Wall Section): 22.5 × 14 × 0.5cm (8 7/8 × 5 1/2 × 3/16 in.)
3-D (Wall Section, each (4)): 22.5 × 8.7 × 0.5cm (8 7/8 × 3 7/16 × 3/16 in.)
Materials Plastic
Painted Iron Alloy
Inventory Number A19970665001 Credit Line Gift of Michael O'Harro Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
For more information, visit the Smithsonians Terms of Use.