The Great Space Race
 
 

 

V-2 Assembly & launching. 1947

19 minutes

US Army film made at White Sands, New Mexico. Shows V-2's being assembled from captured components.

These rockets were assembled under the supervision of Wernher von Braun's team, however no mention is made of this.

It was from this series of rocket tests lasting from 1946 to 1948 that von Braun developed the Redstone-Jupiter missile which eventually launched the first US satellite.