Extremely rare and hyper-detailed model of the Rocketdyne J-2 liquid-fuel cryogenic rocket engine used on NASA's Saturn IB and Saturn V launch vehicles, standing 13.5″ in height and seated atop a 12″ circular base, which reads: "J-2, Produced by Rocketdyne, A Division of North American Aviation, Inc." This particular J-2 model is the restartable version used on the Saturn V third stage, S-IVB, which was used for Translunar injection. In fine condition. Consignor notes that this model was acquired from the estate of Walter Kapryan, the Director of Launch Operations at the Kennedy Space Center, who was presented with this model by Rocketdyne. These impressively crafted J-2 models are quite rare and seldom offered at auction.
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