U. S., Russian Space Efforts Compared
The U.S. has been using sounding rockets for upper air research and rocket astronomy since the close of World War II. WAC Corporal, V-2, Viking, Aerobee, Aerobee-Hi, Nike-Deacon, Nike-Cajun, Nike-Asp, and Rockoons were used. Altitudes attained were below 200 mi. for the most part.
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