SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System      1956-1965

Atlas Missile 10B

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   57-1783

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   10B

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   10B

Missile Acceptance Date:   unknown

Missile Delivery Date:   unknown

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   12/18/1958

Missile Launch Payload:   Project SCORE Communication Satellite

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 11

Missile Launch Outcome:   Successful Orbit Achieved

Notes:   Project SCORE (Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment) This was the first use of an Atlas vehicle for a space launch. It captured world attention by broadcasting a Christmas message via shortwave radio from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower through an on-board tape recorder. The satellite was popularly dubbed "The Talking Atlas".



Atlas 10B Photo 1


Atlas 10B Photo 2