When was the first rocket launched into space?
First Rocket into space
- first rocket which could fly high enough to get into space was the V2 missile which was first launched by Germany (World War II) in 1942.
- actually launched something into space was used to launch Sputnik, the first satellite, on October 4, 1957.
- the rocket that launched Sputnik was a R-7 ICBM rocket.
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