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Redstone missiles played an important role in the early years of the space race. Modified Redstone rocket technology flew as both Jupiter-C and Mercury-Redstone space launchers.
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The Jupiter-C first flew in 1956. The Jupiter-C was comprised of a Redstone first stage combined with several solid rocket motors serving as upper stages. On 31JAN1958, Juno 1 (A Jupiter-C with an added 4th stage) launched America's first successful Earth orbiting satellite, Explorer 1.