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Explorer 1 60th Anniversary

NASA/Kim Shiflett2018-01-31

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During a ceremony at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 26 a historical marker is unveiled noting the launch of America's first satellite, Explorer 1. From the left, Ray Sands, chairman of the Air Force Space and Missile Foundation -- sponsor of the marker, Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander and director of the Eastern Range and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana. 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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