Rockets of Today

— the space race era, 1957–1976 —

This section includes the most storied and legendary names still in service... or to put it another way, the dinosaurs: the Soyuz and Proton from Russia, the Atlas and Delta from America, and the Long March from China (up to Long March 4). Every rocket in this group has a replacement model coming in the next several years, though there might be no hurry about retiring the oldsters in some cases, particularly in China. In other cases, the cutoff date is quite near.

Of course that early era produced dozens of other rockets from the little Scout to the mighty Apollo, some famous and some forgotten, but we aren’t concerned with those here. We are listing the survivors which remained active into the modern New Space era.

— Rockets included with current filters: · R7/Soyuz · Atlas · Delta · Proton · Long March (old) —