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.