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Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
c. 1960s
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Visitors are seated and standing listening to speeches at the opening of Rocket Row along the west side of the Arts and Industries Building before the National Air and Space Museum was built. Three missiles are visible: the Vanguard; the Polaris A-1, the first U.S. submarine-launched ICBM; and the Atlas, the famed Mercury launch vehicle.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 7
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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Vanguard (missile)  Search this
Standard number:
48062-C or MAH-48062C
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No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div