Wow! It’s been 60 years. I remember staying up late on a Friday night to watch Shock Theater on WSIX-TV (the monster movie that night was The Invisible Man) and seeing a bulletin about the Army’s launch of Explorer 1 during the newscast just before the station signed off for the night.
And now there is hardware that I designed flying on NASA x-ray astronomy missions.
Whoda thunk it?
Video Credit: NASA