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)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space Exploration. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1959.
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 traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Tranquilty Base, Huntsville AL 35805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . U.S. Space & Rocket Center. (Submitted on September 27, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.