Early V-2 Photos of Earth

V-2 rockets launched from White Sands, New Mexico in the 1940s and returned the first photos of Earth from space. The rockets were launched on a suborbital trajectory. The cameras continued shooting as the vehicle rotated during its fall back to Earth. Video courtesy of White Sands Missile Range (12:22)

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