Rocket to reach outer space was a two-stage rocket

German V-2 captured by American forces during World War II, Studied by a team of German and American scientists under Dr. Wernher von Braun. Created a two-stage Rocket to reach outer space was a two-stage rocket consisting of a Wac Corporal set in the nose of a German V-2. Fired on February 24, 1949, from the White Sands Proving Ground, NM, USA, it reached an altitude of 250 miles.

Date:
      February 24, 1949

Location:
      White Sands Proving Ground, NM, USA


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