No to pollute this thread with even more BS... but first object in space and therefore "into space" was a V2.. Case closed.
Just like Einstein for example was the father of Relativity; you don't try to degrade his achievements by pointing to Newton (Einstein's work was so far ahead it would be an insult), or degrade Stephen Hawkins by saying that we could 'even begin with Einstein and his theories'. Likewise for the man who developed half the equations and principles (multi-stage rockets, fuel mixture and composition, etc...) for modern ICBMs over a century ago.
The first object launched into orbit was the Sputnik satellite. It may be quite incorrect to say that it was the 'first object in space' as such, but that's what it's remembered for nonetheless; perhaps because it reached orbit rather than just cut through space as part of a ballistic trajectory.No to pollute this thread with even more BS... but first object in space and therefore "into space" was a V2.. Case closed.
Last edited by Flamming_Python; 05-07-2012 at 07:27 AM.
nazi were(or could be) in space first, because of power of Fau2, but only with suborbital flight. First real orbital flight - ussr-sputnik. point.
Civilian society demands more and more money invested on civilian infrastructure and they have power with their vote, so democracies better spend money more wisely. Thats the road for everyone.
What makes sense is that Israel developed its capacity in this regard out of necessity and is logical that the know how have a lot of value and can be traded as a commodity.
Именно ракета «Фау-2» стала первым в истории искусственным объектом, совершившим суборбитальный космический полёт. В первой половине 1944 года, с целью отладки конструкции, был произведён ряд вертикальных пусков ракет с несколько увеличенным (до 67 сек) временем работы двигателя (подачи топлива). Высота подъёма при этом достигала 188 километров.
SOUNDS TO ME like a bunch of people are butthurt that the Soviets were 1st in space :P