On January 31, 1958, America's first satellite, Explorer 1, was launched on a Jupiter-C rocket. The Jupiter-C was a modified Redstone ballistic missile built by the U.S. Army. Join us on Facebook Live as curator Tom Lassman discusses America's first success in space.
Planning to attend in-person? Meet in the Space Race gallery.
Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. we will go live on the National Air and Space Museum Facebook page with an Ask an Expert talk. We’ll select a different aviation or space topic each week, and a Museum staff member will discuss the history, stories, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum. Tune in on Facebook Live each week to join the talk and ask our experts questions.