Atlas missile on launchpad, 1959

Atlas missile on launchpad, 1959

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Credit: US Air Force/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Atlas missile on launchpad. Atlas rockets were a group of United States missiles and space launch vehicles. The original Atlas missile was developed in the late 1950s for use as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Photographed 17 September 1959.

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