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Model, Rocket, Atlas Centaur, 1:48


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

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 from 1962-1989. These rockets employed a modified Atlas D intercontinental ballistic missile first stage and a Centaur second stage. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center made this model and transferred it to NASM in 1972.

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National Air and Space Museum


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


NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Credit Line

Gift of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center


Plastic rocket on wood base.


Overall: 2 ft. 4 in. long x 4 in. diameter (71.12 x 10.16cm) 1:48 scale.

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Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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