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Photos of Solid Fueled Rocket Motors

IUS Solid Rocket Motor

Photos of a Solid Rocket Motor on display at the United States Space and Rocket Center

This rocket is part of an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS). (Photos: Richard Kruse, 2007)

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Surveyor Solid Rocket Motor

Photos of a Surveyor Solid Rocket Motor on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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Apollo Launch Escape Tower Jettison Solid Rocket Motor

Photos of Apollo Launch Escape Tower Jettison Solid Rocket Motor on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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B-3 Solid Rocket Motor

Hercules B-3 Solid Rocket Motor on display at the Udvar Hazy center.

The B-3 was developed as a retrorocket for Ranger lunar probes. The B-3 was also used as an upper stage for Athena sounding rockets.

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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X-259 Solid Rocket Motor

X-259 Solid Rocket Motor on display at the Udvar Hazy center

The X-259 propelled the third stage of the Scout launch vehicle.

(Photos: Richard Kruse, 2008)

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TE-M-364 Solid Rocket Motor

Thiokol TE-M-364 Solid Rocket Motor on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force

(These images were taken by Richard Kruse in 2007)

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Cosmos:
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