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Atlas-Centaur Rocket Model


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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Atlas-Centaur Rocket Model

Collection Item Summary:

This is a 1:15 scale model of the Atlas-Centaur rocket, used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to launch a variety of satellites and probes from 1962-1989. These rockets employed a modified Atlas D intercontinental ballistic missile first stage and a Centaur second stage. General Dynamics made this model and transferred it to NASM in 1983.

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National Air and Space Museum


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


General Dynamics Corp.

Credit Line

Gift of General Dynamics




Overall (1:15 scale): 9 ft. 4 in. long x 8 in. diameter (284.48 x 20.32cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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