v2 rockets


Wernher von Braun’s office in Alabama (1965)
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), director of NASA’s MarchallSpace Flight Center, at his office in Huntsville, Alabama. On a shelf behind is a row of his rocket models. You also can see the first rocket in history which reached space which is the V2/A4 rocket (second on the left). Wernher von Braun rocket scientist (ALL VIDEOS): www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-HsE-FedVRg3kVyyhy5ohjoNV… ( ALL PHOTOS ) : www.flickr.com/photos/mrdanbeaumont/albums/72157630355100616

One of the first snaps of our planet from space

Taken from a captured German V2 rocket fired into the edge of space from the White Sands testing station in New Mexico by Werner von Braun and the US military rocketry research group, this photo seems a bit grainy compared to the current lush photos from the space station or high res satellites such as PLEIADES and Digital Globe. It remains however a historic piece, and a direct ancestor of so many of the photos we share and comment on here on TES, so I felt it had to be acknowledged as the original source of much rich enjoyment.


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