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Explorer 1 60th Anniversary

NASA/Kim Shiflett2018-01-31

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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander and director of the Eastern Range, speaks to guests at an event celebrating the 60th anniversary of America's first satellite. The ceremony took place in front of the Space Launch Complex 26 blockhouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where the Explorer 1 satellite was launched atop a Jupiter C rocket on Jan. 31, 1958. During operation, the satellite's cosmic ray detector discovered radiation belts around Earth which were named for Dr. James Van Allen, principal investigator for the satellite.

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  • Title: Explorer 1 60th Anniversary
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2018-01-31
  • Location: Launch Complex 26; Air Space and
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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