Detail View: NASA Solarsystem Collection: Explorer 1 Architects

title: 
Explorer 1 Architects
description: 
The three men responsible for the success of Explorer 1, America's first Earth satellite which was launched January 31, 1958. At left is Dr. William H. Pickering, former director of JPL, which built and operated the satellite. Dr. James A. van Allen, center, of the State University of Iowa, designed and built the instrument on Explorer that discovered the radiation belts which circle the Earth. At right is Dr. Wernher von Braun, leader of the Army's Redstone Arsenal team which built the first stage Redstone rocket that launched Explorer 1.
date: 
01.01.1958
keywords: 
JPL
facet_what: 
Earth
facet_where: 
Iowa
facet_when: 
01-01-1958
facet_when_year: 
1958
facet_who: 
Dr. William H. Pickering
UID: 
SPD-SLRSY-1566
original url: 
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?IM_ID=1566