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Marshall Space Flight Center Exhibits - Small Models

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Small Models

1:50 and 1:100 Scale 70-t Space Launch System

The floor-stand 1:50 Space Launch System (SLS) 70-t model › Large (720 x 1738, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The floor-stand 1:50 and table-top 1:100 Space Launch System (SLS) 70-t models include a stand, external tank, two solid rocket boosters, inner stage and removable Orion capsule payload. The 1:100 table top version comes in a padded carrying case and can be disassembled by stage and payload for classroom discussion and lectures. The 1:00 stands approximately 39" high on a 12"x12" base. The 1:50 model stands at 76.5" on a 20.5"x15.5" base.

1:100 Scale 130-t Space Launch System

1:100 Scale 130-t Space Launch System › Large (3456 x 2592, 72 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 540, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The table-top 1:100 Space Launch System (SLS) 130-t model includes a stand, external tank, two solid rocket boosters, inner stage and removable Orion capsule payload. It comes in a padded carrying case and can be disassembled by stage and payload for classroom discussion and lectures.

1:50 Scale Space Shuttle

1:50 Scale Space Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The 1:50 Space Shuttle is a self-contained model which includes the orbiter, external tank and solid rocket boosters. The payload doors open and a variety of payloads are available for display. The model shown is a incline display model, however, vertical display models are also available. This model is suitable for indoor display only.

1:100 Scale Space Shuttle

1:100 Scale Space Shuttle Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)


1:5 Scale Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Space Telescope Model › Medium (360 x 355, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The 1:5 scale Hubble Space Telescope is an accurate representation of the great observatory which was launched April 25, 1990, by the Space Shuttle Discovery. This model is suitable for indoor display only.

1:50 and 1:25 Scale Hubble Space Telescopes

1:25 Scale Hubble Space Telescope Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The 1:25 and 1:50 scale Hubble Space Telescope (HST) models are accurate representations of this remarkable instrument. Orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 370 miles, the HST is providing information to scientists on a daily basis. Over its 20-year lifetime, the HST has changed the way we view and understand our universe. These models are suitable for indoor display only.

1:25 Scale Chandra X-ray Observatory

1:25 Scale Chandra X-ray Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The Chandra X-ray Observatory is part of NASA's ?eet of "Great Observatories" along with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the now deorbited Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain unprecedented X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe.

1:10 Scale Mercury-Redstone

1:10 Mercury-Redstone Model › Medium (44 x 288, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The 1:10 Mercury-Redstone is an accurate depiction of the vehicle which propelled America's first astronauts into space. A 1:1 model of the United States' first satellite, Explorer I, is included with the 1:10 Mercury-Redstone. This model is suitable for indoor display only. It is 10 feet high and requires nine square feet at it's base.

1:10 Scale Saturn IB

1:10 Scale Saturn IB Model › Large (1960 x 3008, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 1105, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The "update" Saturn I, or IB, is accurately depicted in a series of scale models. The Saturn IB was developed to test Apollo hardware in Earth orbit. Four such tests were flown between 1966 and 1968. Saturn IB also launched Skylab 2, 3 and 4 in 1973 and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. This model is suitable for indoor display only. It is 26 feet high and requires 36 square feet at it's base.

1:20 Scale Saturn V

1:20 Scale Saturn V Model › Large (1960 x 3008, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 1105, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The 1:20 scale Saturn V shows the configuration of the vehicle which placed men on the lunar surface and launched America's first space station, Skylab, into orbit. This model is suitable for indoor display only. It is 19 feet high and requires 16 square feet at it's base.

1:96 Scale Saturn V

1:20 Scale Saturn V Model › Large (1960 x 3008, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 1105, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)



1:48 Scale Skylab

1:48 Scale Skylab Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

America’s first space station was launched unmanned on May 14, 1973 as part of the Apollo program. Over the next ten months three manned missions (Skylab 2, 3, & 4) occurred with Skylab 4 ending on February 8, 1974.

By using the"dry” third stage of a Saturn V rocket, the station was completely outfitted as a workshop prior to launch. Designed for long duration mission, Skylab program objectives were twofold: To prove that humans could live and work in space for extended periods, and to expand our knowledge of solar astronomy well beyond Earth-based observations.

1:96 Scale Skylab

1:48 Scale Skylab Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)



1:100 Scale International Space Station

1:100 Scale International Space Station Model › Large (3000 x 1765, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 424, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The International Space Station is changing what we know about the effect Earth's gravity has on us. The orbiting laboratory has been continuously staffed with astronauts and cosmonauts since 2000.

A 7' tall, plexiglass case and base is available for use with this model.

1:144 Scale International Space Station

1:144 Scale International Space Station Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)



1:25 Scale Gravity Probe B (GPB)

1:25 Scale Gravity Probe Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The Gravity Probe B was designed to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity. It was launched in 2004.

Scale Lunar Roving Vehicle

Lunar Roving Vehicle Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The Lunar Rover model is an accurate representation of the Lunar Roving Vehicle or LRV that was developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and first used during Apollo 15, launched on July 26, 1971. The LRV is a small dune-buggy car that permitted the Apollo astronauts to drive from the vicinity of their landing site on the moon to make geological observations, collect rock/soil samples and use scientific instruments at various moon locations.

1:10 Scale Mars Exploration Rover

1:10 Scale Mars Exploration Rover Model › Large (3008 x 1960, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 469, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The Mars Rover model is an accurate representation of the Mars Exploration Rovers managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity are golf-cart-sized wheeled robots that landed on the Martian surface in January 2004. The rovers provide images of Mars in preparation for future exploration of the red planet.

1:10 Scale Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME)

1:10 Scale Space Shuttle Main Engine Model › Medium (618 x 828, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

Developed in the 1970s by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the Space Shuttle Main Engine is the world's most sophisticated reusable rocket engine. Each SSME is 14 feet (4.2 meters) long, weighing approximately 7,000 pounds (3,150 kilograms) and is 7.5 feet (2.25 meters) in diameter at the end of its nozzle. The engines operate for about eight-and-one-half minutes during liftoff and ascent -- long enough to burn more than 500,000 gallons (1.9 million liters) of super-cold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants stored in the huge external tank attached to the underside of the Shuttle.

1:10 Scale F-1 Engine

1:10 Scale F-1 Engine Model › Large (955 x 1360, 300 ppi)
› Medium (720 x 1025, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The F-1 is the largest liquid-fueled rocket engine ever designed. The design originated in the 1950's, with an Air Force study. When NASA was formed, it matured the design program and used the engine in the Saturn rocket family.

1:10 Scale H-2 Engine

1:10 Scale J-2 Engine

1:10 Scale J-2 Engine Model › Medium (720 x 1047, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)

The J-2, a high-performance, upper stage propulsion system, used liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants for a maximum thrust of 225,000 pounds. It was the first manned booster engine to use liquid hydrogen as a propellant and the first large booster engine designed to be restarted multiple times during a mission. It was used for both the second and third stages of the Saturn V moon. A modified J-2 engine later was used to demonstrate principles that lead to the development of Rocketdyne's Space Shuttle Main Engine.

Page Last Updated: September 30th, 2013
Page Editor: Lee Mohon