Wallpaper Wednesday

19 10 2011

First Canaveral Rocket Launch, July 1950. Photo courtesy NASA

I selected today’s wallpaper in anticipation of my November trip to Kennedy Space Center. The photo shows a groups of journalists watching the first rocket launch at Cape Canaveral 0n July 24, 1950 at 9:28 a.m. EDT. Although the National Geographic site identifies this as the Bumper 2 rocket, it’s actually the Bumper 8, launched as part of a project to design the United States’ long-range missile capabilities.



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