Saturday, May 12, 2007

First view from space

This is the first photo of Earth from space, taken by a camera onboard a V-2 rocket, launched October 24, 1946. It shows the view from an altitude of 65 miles. An article from "Air and Space" tells the little known story and has a link to a fascinating clip from that launch. These views of the earth from space came years before Sputnik first went into orbit.

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