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"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)
The first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1950. Photo by: NASA
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.
Space History Photo: The Bumper 8 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/sjb
The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canave..., Claire Forlani
Apollo 11 launch at Cape Canaveral / Ralph Crane
The first Thor-Able rocket is launched, carrying Pioneer 0, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 17. (1958)
Cape Canaveral 1960
Cape Canaveral, Florida. 1957. The first attempt by the United States to launch a space satellite explodes on the launch pad seconds after lift off.
Mercury–Atlas 9 rocket and spacecraft at Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. in 1963.
View of the missile launch pads at Cape Canaveral 1960
Launching of Delta 4 - Cape Canaveral, Florida by Jim Davies
Alan Shepard waits to become the first American in space, Cape Canaveral, 1961.Photograph by NASA
Scott Carpenter's Aurora 7 Mercury Atlas rocket lifts off from Pad 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 24, 1962.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The North view of the missile launch pads. ~1960.
Cape Canaveral in 1958. In the 1960s this site was the Launch Pads to NASA Space Missions.