The launch of Explorer 1 on Jan. 31, 1958, initiated six decades of groundbreaking scientific discovery and human exploration that NASA and its partners continue to this day.
The video and images here are available for download by media covering the 60th anniversary. Unless otherwise indicated, please credit NASA when using this material.
Steve Cole, NASA HQ Office of Communications 202-358-0918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan D. Buis, NASA JPL Media Relations, 818-354-0474 or email@example.com.
Explorer 1 Media Reel
Visualize NASA Near-Earth Missions
The Journey of Discovery
Explorer 1 and the Birth of NASA
Explorer 1: America’s First Satellite and the Future of Exploration
To learn more about the history and science of Explorer 1, visit the about page at https://explorer1.jpl.nasa.gov/about/.