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In July 1950 the first Bumper rocket is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Bumper was a two-stage rocket consisting of a Post-War V-2 topped by a WAC Corporal rocket. It could reach then-record altitudes of almost 400 km. Launched by General Electric Company, this Bumper was used primarily for testing rocket systems and for research on the upper atmosphere. They carried small payloads that allowed them to measure attributes including air temperature and cosmic ray impacts.
July 24, 1950 - The Bumper 8, a two stage rocket, launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida
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
This is not just beautiful nature. This is a rocket/ space shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. After living there for 3/4 of my life and watching most every launch, it's easy to spot them.
Shuttle launch...my mistaken description of a storm(from someone else's pin I hasten to add) was corrected by knowledgeable pinners.
Cape Canaveral 1960
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.
Alan Shepard waits to become the first American in space, Cape Canaveral, 1961. Photograph by NASA.
Astronaut John Glenn climbs into his Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 20, 1962, ready for the flight which made him the first American to orbit the earth. (AP Photo/NASA)
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launches from the Cape Canav...