|Today in 1946, the first images of Earth photographed from outer space were taken. Area in view is Southwestern USA. The modified German V-2 rocket blasted off from White Sands, NM.
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|White Sands, NM missile proving grounds and test range showing V-2 launch area and the original Atom Bomb Trinity test explosion site.
Government sources report more than 1,000 images were taken between 1946 and 1950 using the V-2 rocket. Below is a photo chart compiled from a 1948 image.