Atlas ICBM Test Launch

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Title

Atlas ICBM Test Launch

Alternative Title

Atlas ICBM Test Launch

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
ICBM
Missiles

Description

A test launch of an Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from an indeterminate location. In the photograph, one can see the engines ignited and liquid oxygen venting against the night sky. 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 black and white photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

1961-12-20

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

81.3 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography 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.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

Locations

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