Disney Mars Retriever Rocket spacecraft model kit 1/72Glencoe
The RM-1 Lunar Reconnaissance Craft was the first spacecraft designed to be built in orbit with modular components, specifically jettisoned pieces of the "Man in Space Ship" also featured in this section. The craft was intended to accelerate to escape velocity, loop once around the moon where its crew would take photos in preparation for an eventual lunar landing, then return to Earth where it would rendezvous with the SS-1 Space Station. The conical "aerospike" contained a shielded nuclear reactor that supplied the ship with power during its flight. The projection on the ship's underside is a detachable "bottle-suit," a one-man EVA vehicle.
Appeared in the Disney "Man In Space" TV series
The RM-1 was released only briefly in the mid-1950s by Strombecker
Detailed kit includes display stand, detachable bottle suit with crewman and decal sheet