This Is the First Picture Ever Taken From Space—and It Was Taken From a…

This grainy picture was taken on October 24, 1946, almost 14 months after the end of World War II and almost 11 years before the Sputnik launch. It was taken by American military engineers and scientists, using a Nazi rocket launched from the White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico. » 10/26/12 5:28pm 10/26/12 5:28pm