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Space History Photo: Bumper V-2 Launch

60 Years of Rocket Launches: The Rise of America's Florida Spaceport
Bumper 8 lifts off on July 24, 1950 from the Long Range Proving Grounds in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Full Story.
(Image: © NASA)

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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