White Facecard, Red ASTRON SPACEMAN Letters
No Hang Tag
Image courtesy of Jimid123 at Ye Olde Rocket Forum
Designer: Vern Estes
Production Years: 1964-1967
Retail Pricing Range: $0.75
Description: Horizontal image: pre-Damon Era Astron Spaceman from mid 60's; I believe this kit variety with no hang tag was produced from 1964 through 1967. The facecard is also part of the instruction sheet. The facecard is illustrated with white background and maroon outlined image of the Spaceman rocket on a white background, the name "ASTRON SPACEMAN" in orange/red letters and a printed price of "Only $0.75".
The kit features a main body tube for spaceman body, an engine tube, balsa nose cone for the head, balsa fin stock, a pattern sheet, launch lug, and instructions.
Additional information can be found at the following links;
JimZ Kit Plan Link: Estes K9
Essense Model Rocket Reviews: OOP K9 Spaceman Clone
Specifications: Length (7.25 in), Wide (4.0 in), Weight (0.45 oz)
Recommended 18 mm Engines: 1/4A8-2, 1/2A8-2, A8-3, B8-4
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