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Athena

     This multi-stage research missile was used to simulate the trajectories of intercontinental missiles in firings from Green River, Utah to White Sands. During a nine year period, 141 Athenas were launched to test re-entry vehicles and study their behavior. U.S. Air Force

  • Length: 50 feet
  • Diameter: 31 inches
  • Weight: 16,000 pounds
  • Propellant: Solid
  • Range: 450 miles
  • First Firing from Green River: 1964

See Athena Action Photos!