Statement by the President Announcing the Successful Launching Into Orbit of an Earth Satellite.
DR. J. WALLACE JOYCE, Head of the International Geophysical Year Office of the National Science Foundation, has just informed me that the United States has successfully placed a scientific earth satellite in orbit around the earth. The satellite was orbited by a modified Jupiter-C rocket.
This launching is part of our country's participation in the International Geophysical Year. All information received from this satellite promptly will be made available to the scientific community of the world.
Note: This statement, issued at 12:52 a. m., was released at Augusta, Ca.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Statement by the President Announcing the Successful Launching Into Orbit of an Earth Satellite. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234034