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WAC Corporal (Douglas 1948)

A conventional missile configuration emerged for the WAC Corporal as rocket engine requirements began to dictate design. A high-altitude research rocket, the Corporal flew as the second stage of the "Bumper WAC" to a record 250-mile altitude and a speed of 5,000 mph. That launch was the first from what has now become the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

WAC Corporal