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Peenemunde - additional overlays

Peenemunde - additional overlays

During World War II Peenemunde hosted the Heeresversuchsanstalt, an extensive rocket development and test site established in 1937, and headed by Wernher von Braun and Walter Dornberger. Between 1937 and 1945 two weapons, the V-1 and the V-2 were developed. Test-firing of the first V-1 occurred in early 1942 and the first V-2 first flew on October 3, 1942, from Prüfstand (Test stand) VII.
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Hammaguir launch site

Hammaguir launch site

Between 1947 and 1967 the rocket launch site and Special Weapons Test Centre (CEES), 120km south-west of Coulomb-Bechar, was used for launching sounding rockets, the satellite carrier "Diamond (rocket)" between 1965 and 1967, and the development of ballistic missiles.
On 0l July 1967, the facility was abandoned and turned over to Algeria, as provided in the Evian agreements of March 19...
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Peenemuede Test Stand XII Overlay

Peenemuede Test Stand XII Overlay

Craters surround a site at Peenemunde following an Allied bombing raid.

A submarine-towed launch platform was tested successfully, effectively making it the prototype for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. The project codename was Prüfstand XII (Test stand XII), sometimes called the rocket U-boat. If deployed, it would have allowed a U-boat to launch V-2 missiles against Unit...
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Rocket launch pit

Rocket launch pit

Next to already numerous tested nukes, rocket launches too?
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Museum Launch Complex Leba

Museum Launch Complex Leba

The dunes of Leba were a large testing area for long-range rocket weapons during the German occupation.
The last German test flight was in 1945.
After the war the facility was reused by the Polish army.

The dunes were also used by general Erwin Rommel to practise desert warfare.

The museum:
The museum is located in the middle of the dunes, west...
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Nurrungar Radome

Nurrungar Radome

Nurrangar base. Part of Woomera rocket and weapons testing facility. Radome clearly visible. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurrungar
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La Coupole - V2 rocket base near Wizernes

La Coupole - V2 rocket base near Wizernes

Aerial photo shows the results of the first bombing raids.

La Coupole ("The Cupola") is the name of a Second World War V-2 rocket base constructed by Nazi Germany at Wizernes, south west of the French town of Saint-Omer, between Lille and Calais.

Set in a former limestone quarry close to the villages of Helfaut and Wizernes, the complex was intended to ...
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The rocket of Tintin

The rocket of Tintin

Here is a model of the rocket of Tintin, the universally known journalist.
If you come to Brussels, look at sometimes in the sky, perhaps you'll see it.
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Saturn V Rocket

Saturn V Rocket

Leftover Saturn V Rocket on display in Huston, Texas.
Rating of 3.57142857107/21/20052,544Google Earth Logo
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Nasa Rocket Garden

Nasa Rocket Garden

This is the rocket garden at Kennedy Space Centre Florida. It contains many of the early space rockets including redstone, Titan and Atlas crafts
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Alabama Space and Rocket Center

Alabama Space and Rocket Center

Aerial view of the cool exhibits at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama - one of my favorite places when I was a kid. Lots of new things have been added since I was there, though. Some of them are highlighted here. This image courtesy Microsoft and the USGS.
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Saturn Rocket

Saturn Rocket

The first stage of a Saturn Rocket in New Orleans
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