Rocket Row

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
This photo was taken at some point in or after 1961 when the last two rockets, Polaris A-1and Atlas, were acquired, but before the Polaris A-1 was swapped for the Polaris A-3 in 1967.
Summary
"Rocket Row" along the west side of the Arts and Industries Building before the National Air and Space Museum was built. The four missiles on exhibit are: From left to right, the Jupiter C, which launched Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite; the Vanguard; the Polaris A-1, the first U.S. submarine-launched ICBM; and the Atlas, the famed Mercury launch vehicle. Cars are parked in the parking lot and Independence Avenue can be seen in the background.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
1961
Standard number
73-7185
Author
Unknown
Subject
Rocket Row
Arts and Industries Building
National Air and Space Museum
South Yard
Topic
Astronautics
Museum buildings
Missiles
Space vehicles
Grounds
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Polaris (missile)
Mercury (missile)
Vanguard (missile)
Place
United States of America, Washington DC, Washington DC
Physical description
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 4w x 5h; Type of Image: Exterior; Exhibit; Medium: Color Transparency
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Type
Exterior
Transparencies