JPL Honors Explorer 1 Manager on 60th Anniversary *
January 31, 2018
Dr Henry Richter, who has contributed articles to CEH, is a VIP at NASA's 60th Anniversary celebration of America's first satellite. *Audio version included.
Rocket Scientist Recalls Sputnik 60 Years Ago
October 7, 2017
Dr Henry Richter, a writer for CEH and NASA VIP, shares his recollections of the space race that began in earnest with Sputnik 60 years ago.
Explorer 1 Pioneer Corrects Mistakes in Space.com Article
August 15, 2017
Dr Henry Richter, instrument manager for the Explorer 1 mission (1958), corrects some mistakes about the mission in an article published at Space.com
Earth’s Magnetic Field Protects Us from Solar Sneezes
July 31, 2017
By capturing solar 'sneezes' of high-energy charged particles, the Van Allen Belts provide a prime example of how the earth and its space environment are designed to allow and protect life.
Explorer 1 Chief Discovers Design
January 31, 2008
On this day 50 years ago, America entered the space race. On January 31, 1958, America gave its answer to Sputnik: a civilian satellite named Explorer 1. Within a few hours of the time of day these words are being written, von Braun’s Jupiter-C rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, successfully launched a JPL satellite into […]