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June 20, 1944: First Man-Made Object Sent Into Space
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June 20, 1944: First Man-Made Object Sent Into Space

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Today in 1944, the MW 18014 V-2 rocket was test launched from the Peenemünde Army Research Centre in Germany. It became the first man-made object to cross the 100km line (Kármán line) and enter space.