Convair Nexus Mega-Booster (1962)
w/Mars Mission Payload
About the Design
The Nexus was spaceflight visionary Krafft Ehricke's concept for a Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) booster capable of lifting 900 tones into orbit. Standing as tall as the Washington Monument, the fully recoverable booster system would have dwarfed anything in either the American or Soviet arsenals, including the Soviet N-1 and the American Saturn V.
The Nexus' mission could have included anything from space station components to a Mars Mission spacecraft.
About the Kit
When released in November 2010, the Convair Nexus was the largest kit yet produced by Fantastic Plastic Models. Standing 17 inches high, the model was designed in CAD by Scott Lowther and cast by Masterpiece Models.