Blue Streak and Thor rockets.

Blue Streak and Thor rockets.

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Caption: Nosecones of the Blue Streak and Thor rockets at the National Space Centre, Leicester, UK. Blue Streak was the UK's nuclear deterrent ballistic missile of the 1950s and 1960s and later became the first stage of the Europa satellite launch vehicle. Thor was an American launcher of the same era.

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