The Rocket Thrower is a bronze sculpture located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens New York City. It was created by Donald De Lue for the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair.
The Rocket Thrower stands 43 feet (13 m) high and depicts an athletic and god-like man launching, with his right hand, a small sphere into the sky which leaves an arcing trail of flames behind. His left hand is raised skyward and emits a swirl of stars which encircle the path of the rocket. The Rocket Thrower's left leg strains and crouches with his left foot planted on an arched perch. His right leg extends out fluidly. On the front of the perch (facing the Unisphere) are three distinct stars arranged in an angled line across its short width.