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580317-N-NO204-1958.JPG Photo By: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

WASHINGTON - NRL Engineers place Vanguard I atop the third stage of the launching vehicle. Shown here (l-r), Roger L. Easton, Sandy J. Smith, Robert C. Bauman, and Joseph B. Schwartz (Bauman and Schwartz transferred with the Vanguard Project to NASA). On March 17, 1958 Vanguard I started its historic journey into space. (US Navy Photo/Released)


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