Scarce metal rocket, standing 4″ in height, presented to employees involved with testing at Wallops Station on Wallops Island, Virginia. In fine condition. Included with the rocket is a Wallops Station general information booklet from 1973, which notes that “Wallops Station is responsible for planning and conducting applied research and development. Scientific payload development, instrumentation, facilities and techniques utilized in rocket-borne experiments, aeronautical and terminal area research projects and ecological studies are emphasized. Wallops Station prepares, assembles, launches, tracks and acquires scientific information from space vehicles. Its facilities are utilized by scientists and engineers from the laboratories and research centers of NASA, other governmental agencies, colleges and universities, and the worldwide scientific community.”
Provenance: The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center in Prince Frederick, MD.
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