Tiny testsphere Vanguard 1.
"The forrunner" of U.S. Satellites

Vanguard 1 with one of its designers

Narval scientist Roger L Easton
one of the designers of Vanguard 1,
holdig the tiny satellite that today
is the worlds oldest satellite still in orbit.

Mr Easton with his daughter

This 1957 picture shows Roger L Easton and his daughter Joan holding a prototype of Vanguard 1

Mr Easton in 1997

Roger L. Easton, age 75, at his home in Canaan, New Hampshire.
Jim Tugman is holding full scale replica of the Vanguard 1 satellite. March 1997