Friday, December 2, 2016

Lift-Off of The Thor IRBM Discover II Rocket

This picture shows the launching of the Thor IRBM Discoverer II rocket.  The purpose of the Discoverer program is to provide a scientific data-gathering earth satellite system having the capability of ejecting a recoverable research capsule from the orbiting satellite.  Discoverer VI was launched on August 8, 1959.

Photo by U.S.A.F.

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