Will SpaceX be selling model rockets?

SpaceX's Falcon 9 kit

Will SpaceX will enter the world of model rockets pretty soon? A 18mm model version of its Falcon9 with Dragon spacecraft is listed at Amazon.com and is listed as by SpaceX but doesn’t show a release date. I have found no official confirmation other than the Amazon listing that verifies this is actually being produced for SpaceX.

UPDATE: SpaceX has confirmed they are producing this kit in a recent Tweet. – Thanks Tom!

Here is the Amazon Description followed by the Link to the listing:

“On December 8, 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to launch, fly, and recover a spacecraft from Earth orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket delivered the Dragon spacecraft to orbit where it circled the Earth at speeds greater than 7,600 meters per second (17,000 miles per hour). After nearly two orbits, Dragon fired its thrusters to begin reentry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean 3 hours, 19 minutes and 52 seconds after liftoff. Now you can build and fly your own 1:88 scale model of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft. With molded nose and tail, and full color stickers for body and nose, the impressive finished model stands a big 58 cm (22.8 in) tall. No painting required! The kit includes molded transparent fins for flight, which can be removed for display. Dual parachutes return the Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft separately to Earth. REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY (not included): Scissors, adhesive tape, white glue, epoxy glue (5-minute type), coffee stirrers or similar to mix and apply epoxy, sheet of printer paper (either A4 or 8.5 x 11 in). REQUIRED FOR FLIGHT (not included): Model rocket engines (recommended A8-3, B6-4, C6-5), engine igniters, flame proof recovery wadding, launch system. Designed by SpaceX, and tooled and manufactured in California. Build and fly your own model of America’s newest private space transportation system – from SpaceX!”

Amazon LINK

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4 Responses to Will SpaceX be selling model rockets?

  1. i recommend nine C6-5 rocket engines strapped together.

  2. Tom says:

    SpaceX mentions it in their Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/spacexer

  3. Windbourne says:

    LOVE IT. Producing it locally. That is awesome. Musk should try to expand it and take on Estes and simply say, ‘Made in USA’.

  4. Pingback: Your Questions About Estes Rockets

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