Launch of TIROS 1, World’s 1st Weather Satellite — This Week in Goddard History: March 31–April 6

Launched April 1, 1960, NASA’s first satellite designed to determine if Earth could be studied from space was TIROS-1. The mission, managed and operated by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, was a spiritual predecessor to today’s expansive Earth-observing satellite fleet.

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