First US Satellite Launched 50 Years Ago Today

I recieved this press release from JPL today:

On Jan. 31, 1958, the JPL-designed and -built Explorer 1 soared into space. The spacecraft, a quick response to the Soviet’s Sputnik, lofted the United States into the Space Age.

Visit JPL’s Explorer 1 site to learn about the historic event, watch archival video footage, and take an interactive peek inside the satellite.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/explorer

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About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm a deacon at Quartz Hill Community Church. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild
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