Air Force Missile Test Center
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
U.S. Navy Vanguard - Satellite Vehicle
The Vanguard blasts off from its launching stand at Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying in its nose a small earth satellite. This "baby moon" is now circling the earth as part of United States participation in the International Geo-physical Year. The Vanguard, undertaken by the Naval Research Laboratory, is one of the rockets now being tested at the Air Force Missile Test Center.