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Showing posts with label Why is Huntsville Alabama Called the Rocket City?. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Why is Huntsville Alabama Called the Rocket City?. Show all posts

Monday, January 11, 2021

Huntsville: We are the 'Rocket City'

Huntsville, Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. On January 31, 1958, ABMA placed America's first satellite, Explorer 1, into orbit using a Jupiter-C launch vehicle, a descendant of the Redstone. This brought national attention to Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville, with widespread recognition of this being a major center for high technology. ..."


Reference: wikipedia.org ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_City