Uhuru (SAS-1) Gallery
Uhuru in preflight checks. The two people working on the satellite are Bruno Rossi and Marjorie Townsend. Dr. Townsend named the satellite Uhuru ("Freedom" in Swahili: the satellite was launched from Kenya on the seventh anniversary of Kenya's independence).
The artist's impression of Uhuru is courtesy of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The Uhuru model photograph is courtesy of the National Air and Space Muesum.
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