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The Descriptive Finding Guide for the Convair/General Dynamics Atlas Image Collection SDASM.SC.20048
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This collection documents the history of the Atlas Missile program at Convair/General Dynamics.
The Atlas was first designed to be an Intercontinental ballistic missile, but as ICBM technology advanced and the Atlas was no longer considered cutting-edge, it found a new life, a life perhaps even more important to history: It was modified and used as a space launch vehicle for the last four manned missions of Project Mercury, the first U.S. manned space program, which included the first American, John Glenn, to orbit the earth.
5.0 Cubic feet Several boxes of negatives and transparencies
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