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Titan IIIE 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.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a 1:15 scale model of the Titan IIIE rocket, developed by Martin Marietta for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Using the U.S. Air Force Titan IIID as its basis, Titan IIIEs had liquid-fuel first and second stages, two strap-on solid rockets for extra boost at liftoff, and a liquid-fuel Centaur third stage.

NASA used the rocket from 1974 to 1977 to launch two Helios spacecraft to Mercury, two Viking spacecraft to Mars, and two Voyager spacecraft to the outer planets. Only one launch during this period failed. Martin Marietta made this model and donated it to NASM in 1983.

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

Manufacturer

Martin Marietta

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Marietta

Materials

Metal and plastic.

Dimensions

Overall (1:15 scale): 10 ft. 6 in. long x 3 ft. diameter (320.04 x 91.44cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Inventory Number

A19830340000

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