Little Joe Launch



Washington, DC, United States

Launching of the LJ6 Little Joe on Oct. 4, 1959 took place at Wallops Island, Va. This was the first attempt to launch an instrumented capsule with a Little Joe booster. Only the LJ1A and the LJ6 used the space metal chevron plates as heat reflector shields, as they kept shattering. Caption title ...and ascending skyward on a plume of exhaust. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication, page 77, by James Schultz


  • Title: Little Joe Launch
  • Creator: NASA
  • Date Created: 1959-10-04
  • Location: Wallops Island
  • Rights: LARC
  • Album: tbuchana

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