Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (South Central)
U.S. Army PGM-11 Redstone
In January, 1958, a modified Redstone (renamed Juno I) launched the first U. S. satellite (Explorer I) into Earth orbit. By 1960, NASA had modified the vehicle for launching American's first manned spacecraft (Project Mercury).
This Redstone missile was used to train soldier on its operation during the Redstone Mechanical Material Maintenance Course at Redstone Arsenal.
Length: 69.3ft (21.1m)
Diameter: 5.8ft (1.8m)
Finspan: 12ft (3.7m)
Weight: 61, 300lbs (27,805kg)
Thrust: 78,000lbs (346,961N)
Velocity: 3,800mph (6,116km/hr)
Propellants: Liquid oxygen and ethyl alcohol
• Chrysler Corporation for the U. S. Ordnance Guided Missile Center
Location. 34° 42.62′ N, 86° 39.258′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Tranquiltiy 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 (here, next to this marker); U.S. Army/NASA Juno II (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Air Force SM-65 Atlas-F (a few steps from this marker); Pathfinder Orbiter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); NASA Skylab (about 400 feet away); U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter (about 400 feet away); Cernan • Evans • Schmitt (about 500 feet away); Young • Mattingly • Duke (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.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Exploration • Man-Made Features •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.