The Space Age almost began on September 20, 1956 — except for 30 lbs of sand, by order of President Eisenhower.
Narrator: Nancy O’Kane
- Earth model created in Video Copilot Element 3D, after an original design by Andrew Kramer
- Jupiter thrust created using RedGiant Trapcode Particular
- Explorer I launch from Air Force footage included in Fox MovieTone News, 1958