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Titan II
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Titan II rocket

Titan II rocket
Owner: United States of America
Operator: NASA
United States Air Force
Type: Human-Rated Expendable Rocket
Active: Mid-20th century to Mid-21st century
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A modified Titan II missile launch

A modified Titan II missile launch

The Titan II was an American Human-rated expendable rocket that was in service with NASA and the United States Air Force in the mid-20th century. The rocket was used for national defense and space exploration.

Titan II rockets were later used in the mid-21st century, during World War III, as a type of nuclear missile.

One of this type of rocket formed the framework and launch vehicle for Zefram Cochrane's experimental warp ship, the Phoenix. (Star Trek: First Contact)

During the 23rd century, a photo of a Titan II rocket hung on a corridor wall just outside the base commander's office at Starbase 11 in 2267. (TOS: "Court Martial")

The photo appearing in "Court Martial" depicted the Project Gemini capsule on a Titan II rocket. It was one of many photos taken in 1965 and 1966 for public use by NASA.
According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Sketchbook: The Movies, an actual Titan II from the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley, Arizona was used by the Star Trek: First Contact design team in both inspiration and application. The Star Trek Fact Files, however, describes the missile used as the launch vehicle for the Phoenix as a Titan V missile. The non-existent Titan V was to be a type of launch vehicle, proposed in 1988, as an upgrade of the Titan IV, but was never built.

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