WHITE SANDS MISSILE
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V-2 Rocket on Display at the
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Top left, is a photo of a "Vergeltungswaffe
2" or V-2 being launched from Peenemünde,
Germany in the
early 1940s. The V-2 Rocket you see top right, had stood in that location,
in front of the headquarters building, for about 50 years.
The sun, rain, sand storms, etc. over those years had caused it to
deteriorate significantly. It was removed from its pedestal on
September 12, 2002 and taken to the laboratories of The
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas for a complete
refurbishment. It returned in early May 2004 and is on display in a
specially designed shelter at the edge of the Missile Park.