Model, Rocket, Atlas Centaur, 1:48

Model, Rocket, Atlas Centaur, 1:48

     

This is a 1:48 scale model of the Atlas-Centaur rocket, used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to launch a variety of satellites and probes. The rocket uses a modified Atlas D intercontinental ballistic missile first stage and a Centaur second stage. It was first used to launch the Surveyor 1 lunar probe in May 1966, and the rocket has been used in over seventy launches since. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center made this plastic model with a wood stand and transferred it to the Museum in 1977.

Gift of NASA's Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Resin
Plastic
Steel
Wood
Aluminum
Paint
Varnish
Chrome Plating
Cadmium Plating
Dimensions
Storage (w/ stand and upper stage detached): 50.8 x 34.3 x 16.5cm (20 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Overall (Launch Vehicle): 58.4 x 9.5 x 6cm (23 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

This is a 1:48 scale model of the Atlas-Centaur rocket, used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to launch a variety of satellites and probes. The rocket uses a modified Atlas D intercontinental ballistic missile first stage and a Centaur second stage. It was first used to launch the Surveyor 1 lunar probe in May 1966, and the rocket has been used in over seventy launches since. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center made this plastic model with a wood stand and transferred it to the Museum in 1977.

Gift of NASA's Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Resin
Plastic
Steel
Wood
Aluminum
Paint
Varnish
Chrome Plating
Cadmium Plating
Dimensions
Storage (w/ stand and upper stage detached): 50.8 x 34.3 x 16.5cm (20 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Overall (Launch Vehicle): 58.4 x 9.5 x 6cm (23 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

ID: A19772723000