ARMY in Space

One of the most forgotten chapters in US history is the one that tells the story of how this country got into the space business. Though other DoD agencies were working (and sometimes with the Army) on rockets and missiles, it was the Army that distinguished itself by being the first in space. In 1990, the (then) US Army Missile Command's Historical Office was instrumental in coordinating a DA-level recognition of those long-forgotten accomplishments. These articles provide excellent background on those pioneering days at Redstone Arsenal.

Significant Accomplishments in Space EXPLORER I Redstone Arsenal Firsts
Pioneering Efforts in Space REDSTONE Rocket The Army Ballistic Missile Agency