Lot #5
Otto Berg's Aerobee Rocket Nose Cone

7-foot-tall Aerobee rocket nose cone from a 'charter member' of the Goddard Space Flight Center team

Estimate: $4000+

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Description

7-foot-tall Aerobee rocket nose cone from a 'charter member' of the Goddard Space Flight Center team

Otto Berg's hollow Aerobee rocket nose cone, measuring 88″ tall and 15″ across the base, with NASA and GSFC decals applied to the body. Includes two original vintage glossy photos of Berg and Goddard Space Flight Center staff with Aerobee rockets, showing this type of nose cone mounted atop experimental modules, as well as the internal structure that it would cover. In very good to fine condition. Aerobee rockets were used for several of Berg's important projects, including his iconic 1954 photomosaic of Earth from space and some early micrometeoroid detection experiments.




From the collection of Dr. Otto Berg.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science and Technology
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - December 15, 2022