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Sounding Rockets

 
 
Sounding Rockets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 19, 2020
1. Sounding Rockets Marker
Inscription.  Sounding rockets are effective, low cost, research tools used for direct atmospheric measurements and for a variety of experiments in space science, applications, and technology. They also flight test materials, instruments, and experiments for future space missions. Every year, NASA launches approximately 50 sounding rockets. Their payloads range from 5 to 1,100 kg and can be launched to heights of up to 1,500 km.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 38° 59.561′ N, 76° 50.844′ W. Marker is in Goddard, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Greenbelt Road (Maryland Route 193) west of Icesat Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9432 Greenbelt Road, Lanham MD 20706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nike-Tomahawk (here, next to this marker); Grooved Runway (here, next to this marker); Nike-Black Brant (a few steps from this marker); Apollo In Your Life / The Future Lunar Program (a few steps from this marker); Duties
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(a few steps from this marker); Life Onboard (a few steps from this marker); Apollo Command Module (a few steps from this marker); Javelin (Argo D-4) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goddard.
 
More about this marker. Located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center
 
Also see . . .
1. NASA Goddard Visitor Center. (Submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Goddard Space Flight Center. (Submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. NASA History: Sounding Rockets. (Submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Sounding Rockets and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, February 19, 2020
2. Sounding Rockets and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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