Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Stainless Steel Atlas Rocket (Gone)

70 feet tall. Has a photogenic Buck Rogers quality to it. Similar to the rocket that launched John Glenn into orbit. Declared unsafe by Canada, taken down Feb. 26, 2015, and then destroyed.

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Taken down Feb. 26, 2015, and then destroyed.
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Gone

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Stainless Steel Atlas Rocket

Convair GCM-16 Atlas Rocket. First flown in June 1957, the Atlas long-range rocket was the launch vehicle that carried Lt. Col. John Glenn of the U.S. Marine Corps into orbital flight around the Earth on February 20,1962, the first human orbital flight in the western world.

[Debbie, 10/13/2013]

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