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2/10/2012

The rocket that wrought carnage in London during the Blitz – and took us to the moon: Hitler’s V-2 is 70 years old

It was one of the most significant advances in technology of the 20th century, but its anniversary will not be celebrated and may bring back horrific memories for some.

For tomorrow it will be 70 years since the first V-2 rocket was launched – the weapon developed by Hitler’s scientists which brought terror to British cities during the Second World War.

The rocket – the world’s first long-range combat-ballistic missile and the first known human artifact to enter outer space – was demonstrated for the first time on October 3, 1942. for more click here

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