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24 Oct 1946 United States
  • A Devry 35-millimeter movie camera attached to a V2 rocket took the first photograph from space at the altitude of 65 miles. The rocket was captured in Germany in 1945, and was launched by the US Army at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, United States. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 2 | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1946
The first photo from space, 24 Oct 1946; taken from a Devry 35mm movie camera attached to a V2 rocket at altitude of 65 miles; the rocket was launched from US Army White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, United States

24 Oct 1946 Interactive Map

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