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Explorer 1: Celebrating 60 Years of America in Space

Less than a lifetime ago, humankind just barely left the limits of Earth’s atmosphere. Who could have imagined that only 60 years later we would be touching the surface of the Sun, arriving at the most distant object humans have ever explored, and soon to be launching the world’s most powerful telescope to get a glimpse of the first galaxies born after the Big Bang? As NASA celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Explorer 1, the satellite that blazed the way for hundreds of missions to follow, some of the most ambitions explorations are yet to come.

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LK Ward (USRA): Lead Producer
Thomas H. Zurbuchen (University of Michigan): Interviewee
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Bill Barry (NASA): Interviewee
Debra Hernandez (NASA): Project Support
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GCMD >> Location >> Van Allen Radiation Belts
SVS >> Launch
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Explorer 1
SVS >> Archival Footage
SVS >> 60th Anniversary

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version