V-2 rocket at Cuxhaven, Germany

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Date
1944 ca.
Copyright Owner
© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis
Keywords
von Braun, Wernher; World War II
Object ID
500004523

Approximately 8,000 people were killed by V-2 rockets, developed during World War II under Wernher von Braun. And more than 10,000 prisoners died building the rockets. After the war, the V-2 became the foundation of America’s missile and space programs.