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  • RedBlue Shift

    "First Launch from Cape Canaveral: A new chapter in space flight began on July 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla.: the Bumper 2. Shown above, the Bumper 2 was an ambitious two-stage rocket program that topped a V-2 missile base with a WAC Corporal rocket." (via NASA Image of the Day Gallery)

  • Rick Anderson

    The first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1950. Photo by: NASA

  • Przemek Pietrak

    Who built the first #rocket powerful enough to enter outer space? Germans! #V2, built by #Wernher von Braun, was the first ballistic missile that could reach outer space. It was specifically targeted at London. Nazis also planned submarine-towed launch platforms, that would have allowed a U-boat to launch V-2 missiles against the United States.

  • Corry Taraski

    Space History Photo: The Bumper 8 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950.

  • Troy Bond

    The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canave..., Claire Forlani

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