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Spy Planes and Missiles

Up until the 1940s remote imaging was driven by innovators, and then used in war. Built by the Nazis to lob warheads at England and other distant enemies, the V-2 rockets reversed that trend.

The United States captured a V-2 rocket, equipped it with a camera instead of a bomb, and in 1946 snapped the first photographs of Earth from space.

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