Model, Rocket, Atlas Agena-B, 1:48


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a 1:48 scale model of the Atlas-Agena B rocket. The Lockheed Missiles and Space Company began developing the Agena upper stage for the U.S. Air Force in 1956. Three versions were ultimately produced - the Agena-A, Agena-B, and Agena-D. Using modified Thor and Atlas ballistic missiles as boosters, the Agena-B launched a variety of military and civilian payloads during the early 1960s. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center made this model and transferred it to NASM in 1972.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center


wood, plastic, paint, non-ferrous metal, adhesive, varnish


Overall: 1ft 10 1/2in. x 4in. (57.15 x 10.16cm) 1:48 scale.

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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