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580626-N-NO204-1958.JPG Photo By: NASA

WASHINGTON - One of the Vanguard satellites checked out at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1958. The Navy-led program had a series of high-profile launch mishaps, but ultimately put up Vanguard 1, in March 1958. It was the second U.S. satellite in orbit, following Explorer 1 by a month.


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