Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
U.S. Army/NASA Juno II
This vehicle launched a number of satellites into Earth orbit, including Explorer VII (October, 1959), which measured X-rays from the sun, and Explorer XI (April, 1961), the first gamma ray satellite.
Length: 77.1ft (23.5m)
Diameter: 8.8ft (2.7m)
Weight: 110,495lbs (492,700N)
Thrust: 150,000lbs (667,233N)
(stage 1) Liquids oxygen and kerosene
(upper stages) Rubber-based solid propellant
• Chrysler Corporation (fuselage)
• Rocketdyne Division, North American Aviation, Inc. (first stages propulsion)
• Thiokol for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (upper stage propulsion)
Location. 34° 42.626′ N, 86° 39.251′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Tranquility Base half a mile west of Madison Pike, on the left when Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Tranquilty Base, Huntsville AL 35805, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. NASA/U.S. Geological Survey (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Army PGM-11 Redstone (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Air Force SM-65 Atlas-F (within shouting distance of this marker); Pathfinder Orbiter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter (about 400 feet away); NASA Skylab (about 400 feet away); T-38 Talon (about 400 feet away); Main Engines (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . U.S. Space & Rocket Center. (Submitted on September 27, 2016.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Exploration •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016.