Hermes (missile program)
The first Hermes A-1 test rocket, fired at White Sands Proving Ground
|Manufacturer||A-1 (1946): General Electric|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Height||A-1: 300 in|
|Diameter||A-1: 34 5/8 in|
|Mass||A-1: 3000 lb|
|Launch sites||White Sands Proving Ground|
A-1: Five (May 1950-April 1951)
After the end of World War II, the project was expanded to include test firings and further development of the Wasserfall rocket pioneered by Nazi Germany. On April 16, 1946, the project's first V-2 launch took place at Launch Complex 33 (a National Historical Landmark) of the White Sands Proving Grounds, reaching only 3.4 miles altitude.
See also 
- "Hermes A-3B" (html). Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
- "Bumper 8 - 50th Anniversary of the First Launch on Cape Canaveral - Group Oral History" (pdf). NASA.
- "Area and Missile Range Chronology". White Sands Missile Range.
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