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    Saturn IB Marshall Space Flight Center Launch Vehicle Model on Base. An impressive and quite rare official model, circa 1960s, from the Graphics Engineering and Models Branch at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. On a wooden base of 5.5" square, this 1/96th scale Saturn IB model stands approximately 29" tall. There is a tiny human figure attached to the base to signify the enormity of this rocket. It appears to be complete though it is possible that it originally had a lunar module ascent stage. There is some light soiling and surface scratching, otherwise fine condition. Seldom seen at auction. From the personal collection of longtime NASA photojournalist Andrew "Pat" Patnesky.

    The actual Saturn IB rocket stood 224 feet tall. It had two stages that are clearly marked on this model. It utilized eight liquid-fuel engines in its first stage and one liquid-fuel engine in its second. Altogether, there were nine of them launched- all successfully. As far as manned missions, it was used to propel Apollo 7, all three Skylab missions, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    1st Friday
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