Well-made model of a Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application (NERVA) rocket engine, standing approximately 12.75″ tall and set on a 5.25″ diameter wooden base with affixed label. Among the various parts, the model features the two gas pressure bottles, the control drum, propellant line, and nozzle skirt extension. In very good to fine condition, with some slight soiling and scuffing, and some displaced wires to bottles. From the personal collection of Charlie Dry, a former Apollo test astronaut and research engineer and senior scientific analyst at NASA.
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