Oct. 3 marks 70 years since the V-2 rocket was first launched
Oct. 3 will mark 70 years since the first V-2 rocket was launched. It is considered to be the world’s first long-range combat missile and was used in deadly attacks on England by the Germans in the closing months of WWII. The V-2 rocket is the precursor to rockets developed in the lead up to the arms and space travel races. The photos below are from the Getty Images archive.