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Explorer I

Explorer I

Display location: Museum blockhouse

America's First Satellite: Launched 31 January 1958 from Complex 26, Launch Pad A

A full-sized mockup of the Explorer I satellite is on display inside the blockhouse. Accompanying story boards describe the people, places and events leading up to its launch from Complex 26.

X Minus 80 Days - The Story of Explorer I
Blockhouse Audio of Explorer I Launch

Listen to the sound of data being transmitted back to earth from Explorer I

Listen to Explorer I