Expendable Launch Vehicles

July 18, 1984 – May 15, 1997

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Space Hall, Gallery 114, 1st Floor, East Wing Floor Plan

See models and photographs of various single-use vehicles, including the Ariane, the leading European competitor of the American Space Shuttle program; an Atlas Centaur; and a Delta rocket. The role of the single-use launch vehicle is explained.