Vintage 1:40 scale model of an Apollo spacecraft, used by NASA as part of an outreach program during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The model, measuring approximately 26.5″ tall, features the payload section of the craft: the command module, the service module, and the lunar module; the escape rocket and tower are included, but the docking mechanism is no longer present. The capsule is set upon a 9″ diameter wooden base with golden Apollo plaque (no longer affixed), and includes its original light blue wooden 17 x 11.5 x 13 storage box, which bears black stenciling on three sides: "M2/1, 1/40, Apollo, C.S.M, M.S.C., Houston Tex." The top of the box features a large NASA 'meatball' logo sticker and black felt tip notations; the top and sides bear Airborne shipping labels and a shipping stamp; a pair of metal side rings bear faded green and blue tags. In very good to fine condition, with expected wear from use and storage, including: light scuffing and marks and some wear to graphics on capsule; the support foam material inside storage box disintegrating. A wonderful early vintage model of an Apollo spacecraft, the uppermost section of the Saturn V.
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