The first photo of Earth from the Space

The first photo of Earth from the Space

Long before the Soviet-made Sputnik truly began the space age in 1957, on October 24, 1946, the first photo of Earth from the space has been taken. The scientists launched a Nazi-built V-2 rocket (No. 13) from the White Sands Missile Range, a United States Army rocket range in southern New Mexico. There was a camera aboard the rocket, and when the rocket reached 105 km (65 mi), the photo was taken. The rocket was one of the V-2 rockets captured and moved to the US at the end of the WWII. (Photo: NASA)

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