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Little Joe I Model Rocket Kit (Estes)


Price: $32.99 each


The Little Joe I was used to test the Mercury Capsule escape tower before the first US manned space missions.

This kit includes a plastic Mercury capsule and engine nozzles, precision laser cut balsa and printed card-stock fins, high quality waterslide decals and a colorful 15” parachute for “safe reentry.”


Length: 17.62"/44.75 cm
Diameter: 2.34"/59.43 mm
Weight: 3.2 oz/90.7 gm
Parachute Recovery
Scale: approx. 1/34
Skill Level 3
Recommended Engines: B6-4; C6-5
Projected Max Altitude: 400 ft/122 m

What else you'll need to build this model:

Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Fine Sandpaper, Sanding Block, Carpenter's Glue, Plastic Cement, Hobby Knife, Masking Tape. Supplies needed to finish - White Primer. Silver, Red, Dark Gray and Bright Orange Paint. Protective Clear Coat.

What else you'll need to fly this model:

Electronic launch system; launch pad with 1/8" rod; recovery wadding; engines (see list of recommended engines above).