V-2 No. 13
|Mission type||Test launch|
|Apogee||65 mi (105 km)|
|Spacecraft||V-2 No. 13|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||24 October 1946|
|Launch site||White Sands Missile Range|
The White Sands rocket (official name V-2 No. 13) was a modified V-2 rocket that became the first man-made object to take a photograph of the Earth from outer space. Launched on 24 October 1946, at the White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, New Mexico, the rocket reached a maximum altitude of 65 mi (105 km).
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