Atlas Family Chart

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Title

Atlas Family Chart

Alternative Title

Atlas Chart

Subject

Atlas (Missile)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA

Description

A chart showing the four original configurations of the Atlas family of missiles: Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), Mercury-Atlas, Atlas-Agena, Atlas-Centaur. The Atlas booster was originally developed as an ICBM in the mid-1950s. First flown in 1957, the Atlas was eventually deployed to multiple sites for the U.S. Air Force. Early in the manned space program, the Atlas was selected to place the first American astronauts into orbit. Atlas was retired as an ICBM in the early 1960s and became a civilian launch system. Atlas continued to operate as a civilian launch system until 2004, when the last of the Atlas rockets, based upon the original design, was launched.

Source

Original chart: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1962

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original chart.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

84.4 KB

Medium

1 chart

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida
General Dynamics/Aeronautics, San Diego, California

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Atlas Rockets." Historic Spacecraft. http://historicspacecraft.com/Rockets_Atlas.html.

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Original Format

1 chart

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