National Geographic : 1956 Apr
© National (Gegm iphic Soixety 492 Fuel Spent, a Pencil-like Booster Spawns Another in Predawn Sky Above Florida Three winless rockets stacked atop one another will carry the satellite into space. Here, 40 miles up, the first stage is jettisoned above the Atlantic following the take-off from Patrick Air Force Missile Test Center on Cape Canaveral. Seen across south Florida, Cuba appears as a thin, bluish line. Stars are shown in exact positions.