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The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

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zorg.ch
#88230 by @ 05.06.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral


Explanation:
A new chapter in space flight began on 1950 July with the
launch of the first rocket from
Cape Canaveral,
Florida: 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.

The upper stage was able to reach then-record altitudes of almost 400 kilometers,
higher than even modern Space Shuttles fly today.

Launched
under the direction of the
General Electric Company,
the Bumper 2 was used primarily for
testing rocket systems and for research on the
upper atmosphere.

Bumper 2 rockets carried small payloads that
allowed them to measure attributes including air temperature and
cosmic ray impacts.

Seven years later, the Soviet Union launched
Sputnik I and Sputnik II, the first

satellites into Earth orbit.

In response, in 1958, the
US created NASA.




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zorg.ch
#88234 by @ 05.06.2006 12:11 - nach oben -
oOo gsesch dä fadä?
zorg.ch
#88238 by @ 05.06.2006 15:46 - nach oben -
fadä?
zorg.ch
#88240 by @ 05.06.2006 16:15 - nach oben -
wo d raketä ufäzogä wird!
zorg.ch
#88241 by @ 05.06.2006 16:36 - nach oben -
ah jetzt ja, eine insel...
zorg.ch
#88249 by @ 05.06.2006 19:28 - nach oben -
also mer merkt scho, dass es 2 bilder sind: eis mit em "echte" raketestart, eis mit dä fotografe & zelt uf em felse.
zorg.ch
#88253 by @ 05.06.2006 20:14 - nach oben -
wie da?
zorg.ch
#88259 by @ 05.06.2006 22:36 - nach oben -
gell. d'menschheit wär nie fähig, e rakete z'baue wo abhebt.
zorg.ch
#88264 by @ 05.06.2006 23:28 - nach oben -
vorallem nöd eini wo bis is weltall flügt.
zorg.ch
#88266 by @ 05.06.2006 23:47 - nach oben -
...usserd mini LOVE ROCKET natürlich hä
zorg.ch
#88400 by @ 06.06.2006 20:34 - nach oben -
P1XXXXXXX11111!
zorg.ch
#88427 by @ 06.06.2006 22:51 - nach oben -
bruucht diä au en fadä ?
zorg.ch
#88524 by @ 07.06.2006 21:26 - nach oben -
normal, alles gfälscht!