Vanguard satellite

Vanguard satellite

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Caption: Vanguard satellite damaged in rocket explosion in December 1957 on display at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC. It carried the first solar cells used on a satellite (behind the cracked window). Soviet Premier Khrushchev nicknamed Vanguard 'The Grapfruit' because of its small size (16cm diameter).

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Keywords: 1950s, air and space, damage, damaged, dc, december 1957, display, exploration, explosion, grapefruit, museum, national, rocket, satellite, solar cell, solar cells, space, space age, space race, spacecraft, technology, vanguard, washington

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