Rocket Row on West Side of A&I Building

image for Rocket Row on West Side of A&I Building
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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
Atlas (Rocket)
Automobile parking
Automobiles
Jupiter-C Rocket
Museum buildings
Museum visitors
Parking lots
Polaris
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Space vehicles
Vanguard (missile)
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Arts and Industries Building
National Air and Space Museum
South Yard
Rocket Row
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
1967 or after
Type
Photographic print
Exterior
Standard number
2002-12168