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The Jupiter C rocket and Explorer I satellite are presented to the National Air Museum by Secretary of the Army, Wilber M. Brucker on the first anniversary of the placing of the first American satellite into orbit.


  • Brucker, Wilber Marion 1894-1968
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States. Army


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1959, p. 142

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


January 31, 1959


  • Artificial satellites
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  • Rocketry
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