Space History Photo: Bumper V-2 Launch
Date: 02 October 2012 Time: 12:48 PM ET
Bumper 8 lifts off on July 24, 1950 from the Long Range Proving Grounds in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Full Story.
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the Bumper V-2 was the first missile launched at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950.
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