Friday, August 15, 2014

Project Go!: Big space punchouts for little astronauts (1963)

Toys in Space #2

A bit of a re-run. I finally re-scanned this item

so you could appreciate the punch-outs. In some ways this is kind of silly but

 They do include this "model" of a delta winged spaceship very similar to those being tested at the time. It also reinforces the military aspect of spaceflight development and testing.

 The designation X-1-7 puts this particular rocket firmly into the ranks of it's sibling test rockets.
 I am not convinced the flying saucer assembly had anything to do with the space theme expect it was easy to build.

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