National Geographic : 1950 Oct
0 National Geographic Society 51 1,daciromc byJ.Iahlor lLobrts V-2 Crashes in the Desert 33 Miles from the Firing Point. Scientists Recover Instruments and Records Scientific apparatus in the mid-section, blown apart from the heavy war head, usually survives the fall. Bottles at extreme right collected air samples at various altitudes. Some rockets carry seeds to determine whether powerful cosmic rays in the upper atmosphere affect plants' hereditary characteristics.