U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter Historical

U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter Historical (HM1UO9)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35805 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 42.688', W 86° 39.273'

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America's first Intermediate-range ballistic missile (RBM), the Jupiter Rocket was an outgrowth of Redstone rocket technology. It was developed at Redstone Arsenal under the technical guidance of German rocket engineers. First test-launched in March, 1957, the Jupiter was delivered to the U. S. Air Force in August, 1958 and played an important role in preserving peace.

In addition to testing nose cone materials, the Jupiter launched two monkeynuts—Able and Baker—into space in May, 1959. Achieving an altitude of 480m (300mi), Able and Baker were the first living creatures to be launched into space and successfully recovered, helping pave the way for humans. After her retirement from the space program, Miss Baker lived out her years here at the U.S. Space & Rocket.

Length: 60ft (18.3m)
Diameter: 8.8ft (2.7m)
Weight: 108,804lbs (49353kg)
Thrust: 150,000lbs (667,233N)
Velocity: 11, 455mph (18,435km/hr)
Range: 1,770mi (2,849k m)
Propellants: Liquid oxygen and kerosene
· Chrysler Corporation (fuselage)
· Rocketdyne Div., North American Aviation, Inc. (propulsion)
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HM NumberHM1UO9
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 531633 N 3841100
Decimal Degrees34.71146667, -86.65455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.688', W 86° 39.273'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 41.28" N, 86° 39' 16.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, US
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