Friday, September 09, 2011
Friday fun: 1958 Newsreel: Army's Explorer satellite is launched
Today (Sept. 9) is my 53rd birthday and being a space geek I know that NASA also turns 53 later this year so I thought it would be neat to post the newsreel below that features the launch of the Explorer 1 satellite:
According to this Wikipedia article NASA officially became operational on October 1 of 1958, so I guess we have a few more weeks to prepare for the party. Any thoughts on how to celebrate NASA's 53rd?
By the way, thanks to HistoryReDefined for posting this video on Youtube!
Have a great weekend ~ Jim