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Aerobee Hi

     Designed to carry heavy payloads to higher altitudes than the Aerobee 170 this rocket set a new record altitude for single stage rockets on April 30, 1957 when it carried 140 pounds to a height of 189 miles above White Sands. Equipment for America's first satellite was tested by sending it aloft on an Aerobee. U.S. Navy

  • Length: 26 feet
  • Diameter: 15 inches
  • Weight: 1,500 pounds
  • Propellant: Liquid
  • Ceiling: 189 miles
  • First Fired: 1957