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Family: Sounding Rockets. Country: USA. Status: Hardware.

NASA fired seven-stage Trailblazer rockets from Wallops Station. The first three stages took an artificial meteorite to 280 km altitude. The next four stages drove the payload back into the atmosphere in a high-speed reentry experiment.


Trailblazer Chronology

1961 Apr 22 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .
1961 Dec 14 - Launch Site: Wallops Island .


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