Monday, March 25, 2013

Project Vanguard and the Birth of the U.S. Civilian Space Program

Click the arrow to watch the Universal newsreel of the Vanguard TV-3 explosion.

On Monday evening April 1 (no foolin'), I'll present a lecture on Project Vanguard and how it led to the birth of the U.S. civilian space program.

The event is part of the monthly Air Force Space and Missile Museum docents meeting at the History Center. It's open to the public.

The meeting begins at 7:00 PM, and the lecture should start about 7:30 PM. To find the History Center:

From State Route 528 (AKA the Beachline), exit at Port Canaveral Terminal A and continue until you reach the signal light at Poseidon Road. You'll see a red-and-white Navaho missile on display at the corner. Turn right and then left into the Space Florida complex, which includes the SpaceX Launch Control Center. The History Center is behind SpaceX.

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