Rocket Row on West Side of A&I Building

ID: 2002-12168

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1967 or after

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 6

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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.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • South Yard
  • Rocket Row

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is A4574, but that negative has been lost.

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

Date

1967 or after

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Parking lots
  • Atlas (Rocket)
  • Polaris
  • Vanguard (missile)
  • Automobile parking
  • Jupiter-C Rocket
  • Museums
  • Space flight
  • Automobiles
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Astronautics
  • Museum visitors
  • Space vehicles

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

2002-12168

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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