Presentation of Jupiter C Missile and Explorer I Satellite to National Air Museum

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F12B_001]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1959

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 57, Folder 12B, Image No. SIA_000095_B57_F12B_001

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Summary

Exterior view, dedication ceremony for the Jupiter-C rocket to the National Air Museum, held outside the Arts and Industries Building at Rocket Row.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • National Air and Space Museum

Notes

  • SPS Copy No. 82-3319
  • From back of photograph: "Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker formally presented a full-scale Jupiter C missile topped with an Explorer I satellite to the Smithsonian Institution last Saturday afternoon, 31 January 1959. The ceremony was attended by over 3000 people, including civilian and military scientists who contributed to the success of the launching of Explorer I. During the ceremony, Secretary Brucker pinned the Army's Distinguished Civilian Service medals on Dr. William H. Pickering, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Dr. James A. Van Allen, State University of Iowa, for their outstanding contributions to the Army's satellite program. The 70 foot Jupiter and 80 inch long Explorer are permanently placed outside the Arts and Industries Building."

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 57, Folder 12B, Image No. SIA_000095_B57_F12B_001

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1959
  • January 31, 1959

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Topic

Special events

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F12B_001]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;

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