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Model, Rocket, Thor Agena D, Thrust-Augmented


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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.

Model, Rocket, Thor Agena D, Thrust-Augmented

Collection Item Summary:

This is an approximate 1:24 scale model of the U.S. Air Force Thrust-Augmented Thor-Agena D rocket. The rocket was launched over 60 times from 1963-1968, primarily to place the highly-classified Corona photoreconnaissance satellites in orbit. It had a standard liquid-fuel Thor first stage, with three solid-fuel strap on boosters. The second stage was a liquid-fuel Agena D that carried the Corona cameras and film return capsules in its nose. This model was donated by the National Reconnaissance Office to NASM in 1996.

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National Air and Space Museum


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

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Reconnaissance Office




  • Other: 3 in. diameter at aft end x 40 in. long (7.6 x 101.6cm)
  • Approximate 1:24 scale

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

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