Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet. 1958-1978
- Outlined at left are the major
components of the proposed Atlas-Centaur two-stage launch vehicle
for planetary probe missions. Below, the Centaur upper stage is
nearly 10 meters tall and about 3 meters in diameter. General
Dynamics/Astronautics, A Primer of the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration's Centaur (San Diego, 1964).
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