Science: V-2 Day

In May, the sky over New Mexico is immaculately blue. On May 8, that clear blue sky will be gashed by a dirty grey-white smoke trail. The first German-American V-2 rocket, a mongrel fabricated by U.S. engineers, Army ordnance men and German scientists from odds & ends of captured German V-2s, will be launched from the White Sands (N.M.) Army Ordnance Proving Ground. If the experts have figured correctly (see diagram), the rocket may be expected to zoom faster and higher than any projectile has yet flown, with the possible exception of a few...

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