Spacex GA Nova Rocket

Early version in green and pink at right, later version in purple and orange at left. The Golden Astronaut series only had the version in purple and orange.

Size

Length
Width
Height

108 mm
22 mm
30 mm

4 1/2 in
7/8 in
1 3/16 in

Features

Boosters can be detached

Variations

Nova markings

Colours

Pink over green is the early version, subsequently changed to orange over purple.

Known

- Pink over green, no trademark
- Orange over purple, no trademark

Possible

- Pink over green, trademarked
- Orange over purple, trademarked
Though unlikely because of the variety of examples not having a trademark, found in both early and later packaging.

Prototypes & Mockups

Nova card-back photo

Spacex card back photograph shows a sticker round the base of the nose in three colours (blue-yellow-red) as opposed to the two colours (blue and yellow with transparent inbetween) of the production model.

Packaging

Nova Spacex card
Nova GA card

Spacex

Golden Astronaut



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Origin

Nova origin

The Nova-E design by General Dynamics, subsequently illustrated by Ed Valigursky for the Man and Space book, published 1964.

Registered Design/Design Patent

Nova registered design

 

UK Registered Design

943300
19 November 1969
Toy Vehicle

 

US Design Patent

Probably applied for, not granted

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