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.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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