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Friday, November 10, 2006
# 10:50:00 AM:

One of first Earth panoramas from space, 1948

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One of First Earth Panoramas from Space, 1948Again via Tony, here are the first-ever photos from space taken by automated cameras aboard captured German V-2 rockets fired by the U.S. military in New Mexico in 1946.

There is a panorama from a couple of years later that shows a huge swath of the earth, from Mexico and the Sea of Cortez to Albuquerque. Pretty amazing stuff for a decade before Sputnik.


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