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On Jan. 31, 1958, Dr. John Meisenheimer gave the "go" for weather for the Explorer 1 mission as the Launch Weather Officer, launching America's first satellite into space. Sixty years later, Dr. Meisenheimer returned to the Cape for the 60th Anniversary Ceremony -- and to help launch GovSat-1 launch alongside Mr. Mike McAleenan. (U.S. Air Force photo Zoe Thacker)


Launching With A Legacy -- Weather pioneer returns 60 years after historic mission

On Jan. 31, 1958, Dr. John Meisenheimer gave the "go" for weather for the Explorer 1 mission as the Launch Weather Officer, launching America's first satellite into space. Sixty years later, Dr. Meisenheimer returned to the Cape for the 60th Anniversary Ceremony -- and to help launch GovSat-1 launch alongside Mr. Mike McAleenan. (U.S. Air Force photo Zoe Thacker)

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