Hermes A-1 test rocket, Marshall Space Flight Center, 1 May, 1950.
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36cm
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm

Hermes A-1 test rocket, Marshall Space Flight Center, 1 May, 1950.

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

Description

Photograph taken in Alabama, USA. 'The first Hermes A-1 test rocket was fired at White Sands Proving Ground (WSPG) in New Mexico, USA. Hermes was a modified V-2 German rocket, utilising the German aerodynamic configuration; however, internally it was a completely new design. Although it did not result in an operational vehicle, the information that was gathered in the proces contributed directly to the development of the Redstone rocket.'
 

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