I absolutely love this photo. It’s of the rocket display at the Marshall Space Flight Centre at the Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alabama, circa early 1960’s. The Kodachrome gives the image a retro persona that’s only complimented by the vintage, “small” scale rockets and missiles of the late 1950’s. It’s an era long gone in both rocketry and America.
Laying down, on the right we have the test article of the S-I stage of the Saturn I.
From right to left, we have the Mercury-Redstone, Jupiter-C, Juno II, Jupiter, a rocket I can’t seem to remember for the time being, and the Hermes variant of the V-2. For the most part, these rockets are still at MSFC, or at the US Space and Rocket Centre a few miles away.
Behind the S-I and car is the Space Orientation Centre - the topic of a post I will hopefully get to soon.
I want to give every one of these a big hug.