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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS: “Biography of a Missile”—1959 Film with Edward R. Murrow

This half hour film chronicles Juno II launcher AM-16 from fabrication in Huntsville, Alabama through its launch and very brief flight on July 16, 1959. At the end, the successful Juno II launch of Explorer 7 is shown. The Juno II, derived from the Jupiter missile, was one of NASA's less successful rockets. It was launched a total of ten times, with only four completely successful missions, then retired in favour more capable and reliable launch vehicles.

Posted at July 7, 2021 11:52