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Model, Rocket, Thor Agena D, Thrust-Augmented

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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 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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Reconnaissance Office

Materials

Plastic

Dimensions

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

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19960302000

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