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Explorer 1
Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States
Explorer 1 was the first satellite launched by the United States.
It went into space on January 31, 1958.
It was launched by the US Army Ballistic Missile Agency on a Jupiter-C
rocket developed under the direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun.
Photo: NASA
National Archives and Records Administration
Still Picture Branch - College Park, Maryland
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