Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
1967 or after
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Original negative number is A4574, but that negative has been lost.
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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 6