Dr Zooch Jupiter C
Half a century ago the space race started with the Soviet Union’s launching of Sputnik. The USA countered by blowing up its Vanguard on the launch pad… The Soviets countered this clever move by launching another Sputnik. In those days, Americans actually cared about what was going on in spaceflight- because American Idol was still four and a half decades away from rotting their brains. Thus the pressure was on for the USA to launch its own satellite. On the last day of January, 1958 they managed to do it. That vehicle was called Explorer I and the rocket that launched it was a slightly modified Jupiter C that some politically sensitive types insisted be called the Juno I- the name really never stuck and today most history books call it the Jupiter C. It is that vehicle that this kit represents.
This rocket is a kit and requires building- however it is one of the easiest Dr. Zooch kits to build as well as being one of the best flyers. Flights of over 1,400 feet can be had using a C6-7! NO ENGINES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS KIT. The completed rocket stands ~12 inches tall. It is single stage and parachute recovery. If you have constructed a model rocket before, you have the skills to build this one. If you’ve never constructed a model rocket before this one will help you build your skills.