How the US Launched Its First Satellite

60 years ago, in January 1958, the United States launched its first satellite, Explorer 1.

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Sources:
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/multi/explorer.html
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2013-033A’
https://history.nasa.gov/sputnik/expinfo.html
https://www.popsci.com/interservice-rivalry-that-delayed-americas-first-satellite-launch#page-3
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1957-001B
https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1957-002A
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a285101.pdf
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Images:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Explorer1.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/images/history/October1957_2.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sputnik_1.jpg


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sputnik_8K71PS_grey.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sputnik_(rocket)#/media/File:GPN-2002-000184.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_I#/media/File:Juno-1_explorer-2.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Explorer1.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explorer_1#/media/File:Explorer_1_During_the_Installation_to_Jupiter-C.jpg

https://www.nasa.gov/content/earths-changing-vistas
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-s-icon-explores-the-boundary-between-earth-and-space
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/missions/mission_gold.html
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-s-tess-mission-cleared-for-next-development-phase

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