On July 24, the United States successfully launches a modified German V-2 rocket with an American-designed WAC Corporal second-stage rocket from the U.S. Air Force's newly established Long Range Proving Ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The hybrid, multistage rocket (called Bumper 8) inaugurates the incredible sequence of military missile and space vehicle launches to take place from Cape Canaveral—the world's most famous launch site.

In November, British technical visionary Arthur C. Clarke publishes "Electromagnetic Launching as a Major Contribution to Space-Flight." Clarke's article suggests mining the Moon and launching the mined-lunar material into outer space with an electromagnetic catapult

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