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Author:
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Subject:
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
South Yard  Search this
Rocket Row  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
1967 or after
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is A4574, but that negative has been lost.
Summary:
Rocket Row along the west side of the Arts and Industries Building before the National Air and Space Museum was built. Four of the rockets on exhibit are: From left to right, the Jupiter C, which launched Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite; the Vanguard; the Polaris A-3, the first U.S. submarine-launched Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; and the Atlas, the famed Mercury launch vehicle. Note that this image has the Polaris A-3, which was substituted for the Polaris A-1 in 1967.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 6
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Atlas (Rocket)  Search this
Automobile parking  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Jupiter-C Rocket  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Parking lots  Search this
Polaris  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Vanguard (missile)  Search this
Standard number:
2002-12168
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9545