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Missile Development
01.03.08
 
Corporal missile, which overshadowed a model of the much smaller Private

Before the launch of Explorer 1 in 1958, most of JPL's work involved rocket and missile development for the U.S. Army during World War II. Missiles developed by JPL included the large Corporal, which overshadowed a model of the much smaller Private beneath it.

Image courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech

JPL photo number 352-51

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