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Explorer 1 Preparations
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Explorer 1 Preparations
Date: 20 Jan 1958

Technicians lower Explorer 1, the first American satellite, onto the launch vehicle's fourth stage motor. This photo was taken in the gantry at Launch Complex 26 at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory



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