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Bumper 1948 spoils of war the americans, science technology.

Bumper 1948 spoils of war the americans, science technology.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Old car retro vintage, religion.

Old car retro vintage, religion.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Car bumper chrome, transportation traffic.

Car bumper chrome, transportation traffic.

Jaguar car vehicle, transportation traffic.

Jaguar car vehicle, transportation traffic.

Cadillac convertible coupé series 62 built in 1953.

Cadillac convertible coupé series 62 built in 1953.

Automobile automotive blur, transportation traffic.

Automobile automotive blur, transportation traffic.

Straßenkreuzer chrome cadillac.

Straßenkreuzer chrome cadillac.

Highway accident truck, transportation traffic.

Highway accident truck, transportation traffic.

Auto opel oldtimer.

Auto opel oldtimer.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Fun bumper cars.

Fun bumper cars.

Classic car electric guitar muscle car, transportation traffic.

Classic car electric guitar muscle car, transportation traffic.

Car crash accident, transportation traffic.

Car crash accident, transportation traffic.

Cadillac front fascia hood.

Cadillac front fascia hood.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Mercury auto classic, transportation traffic.

Yellow labrador retriever dog bumper, animals.

Yellow labrador retriever dog bumper, animals.

Antique auto automobile, transportation traffic.

Antique auto automobile, transportation traffic.

Bumper glass

Bumper glass

Gentlemen a Bumper

Gentlemen a Bumper

Monthly Progress Photo, Pier E, Car Bumper Outer End of Track, New York State Construction Company, Contractor

Monthly Progress Photo, Pier E, Car Bumper Outer End of Track, New York State Construction Company, Contractor

Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop

Rolls royce silver wraith touring limousine car, transportation traffic.

Rolls royce silver wraith touring limousine car, transportation traffic.

Elite Laundry truck. Side view of bent bumper

Elite Laundry truck. Side view of bent bumper

Ford 1930 oldtimer, science technology.

Ford 1930 oldtimer, science technology.

Auto oldtimer automotive, transportation traffic.

Auto oldtimer automotive, transportation traffic.

Elite Laundry truck. Overhead view of bent bumper

Elite Laundry truck. Overhead view of bent bumper

1935 Plymouth sedan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, February 1937 / Sam Hood

1935 Plymouth sedan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, February 1937 / Sam Hood

Son of migrant sitting on rear bumper of automobile, north of Harlingen, Texas

Son of migrant sitting on rear bumper of automobile, north of Harlingen, Texas

Sack of feed on bumper of automobile. Brownwood, Texas

Sack of feed on bumper of automobile. Brownwood, Texas

Son of white migrant sitting on bumper of their truck, Weslaco, Texas. Notice New Mexico license

Son of white migrant sitting on bumper of their truck, Weslaco, Texas. Notice New Mexico license

Child of white migrant worker sitting on bumper of their car from Arizona, near Harlingen, Texas

Child of white migrant worker sitting on bumper of their car from Arizona, near Harlingen, Texas

Son of white migrant sitting on bumper of their truck, Weslaco, Texas. Notice New Mexico license

Son of white migrant sitting on bumper of their truck, Weslaco, Texas. Notice New Mexico license

New additional storage space for bumper wheat crop. Grain elevators in northeastern section of Montana

New additional storage space for bumper wheat crop. Grain elevators in northeastern section of Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

New additional storage space for bumper wheat crop. Grain elevators in northeastern section of Montana

New additional storage space for bumper wheat crop. Grain elevators in northeastern section of Montana

Adding new storage space to wheat elevator at Dayton, Washington. They were getting ready for a bumper crop

Adding new storage space to wheat elevator at Dayton, Washington. They were getting ready for a bumper crop

The ordnance department must satisfy itself that every halftrac scout car turned over to it by a Midwest manufacturer is fit for Army duty. The department's own inspector gives it a thorough going over from bumper to bumper. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

The ordnance department must satisfy itself that every halftrac scout car turned over to it by a Midwest manufacturer is fit for Army duty. The department's own inspector gives it a thorough going over from bumper to bumper. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Bulk wheat elevator on farm. This elevator was built from plans drawn up and furnished by the State Extension Service and AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration). These farm elevators are designed to take care of the bumper crop of wheat this year for which there is not adequate storage space. Walla Walla County, Washington

Bulk wheat elevator on farm. This elevator was built from plans drawn up and furnished by the State Extension Service and AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Administration). These farm elevators are designed to take care of the bumper crop of wheat this year for which there is not adequate storage space. Walla Walla County, Washington

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Harvesting wheat with a combine, getting about forty bushels per acre, and a bumper wheat crop. About eight miles north of Culbertson, on the road to Froid, Montana

Building additional storage space for bumper wheat crop. Grain elevators in Homestead, Montana

Building additional storage space for bumper wheat crop. Grain elevators in Homestead, Montana

Bumper V-2 Launch

Bumper V-2 Launch

Auto automotive automobile, transportation traffic.

Auto automotive automobile, transportation traffic.

Dick Cheney Driving a Bumper Car at the Texas State Fair

Dick Cheney Driving a Bumper Car at the Texas State Fair

Bumper Sticker

Bumper Sticker

Bumper Sticker

Bumper Sticker

Bumper Sticker on Pick-up Truck

Bumper Sticker on Pick-up Truck

Lou Wille's 'bumper art' made from automobile bumpers, such as this statue in Aspen, can be found in several Colorado towns

Lou Wille's 'bumper art' made from automobile bumpers, such as this statue in Aspen, can be found in several Colorado towns

STS096-369-002 - STS-096 - Tear in plastic bumper on Node 1/Unity locker

STS096-369-002 - STS-096 - Tear in plastic bumper on Node 1/Unity locker

STS096-369-004 - STS-096 - Tear in plastic bumper on Node 1/Unity locker

STS096-369-004 - STS-096 - Tear in plastic bumper on Node 1/Unity locker

STS096-369-003 - STS-096 - Tear in plastic bumper on Node 1/Unity locker

STS096-369-003 - STS-096 - Tear in plastic bumper on Node 1/Unity locker

Air Force Colonel Gordon Fullerton, space shuttle pilot on Columbia's third flight, watches as his pen floats in the zero-gravity environment of a low-earth orbit. Lacking a bumper, the "Air Force, A Great Way of Life" bumper sticker was put in the aft station of the orbiter`s flight deck

Air Force Colonel Gordon Fullerton, space shuttle pilot on Columbia's third flight, watches as his pen floats in the zero-gravity environment of a low-earth orbit. Lacking a bumper, the "Air Force, A Great Way of Life" bumper sticker was put in the aft station of the orbiter`s flight deck

Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway

Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway

Contact Sheet: 1-2 Apartment Block in Macy; 3-5 Omaha Nation School; 6-8 Main Street in Macy; 9-21Baseball Game in Macy; 22-26 Crowd at Main Gate Just Before Evening Grand Entry; 27-28 Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway; 30-33 A Couples Dance; 34-35 Judging Fancy Dancers; 36-37 Judging Traditional Dancers

Contact Sheet: 1-2 Apartment Block in Macy; 3-5 Omaha Nation School; 6-8 Main Street in Macy; 9-21Baseball Game in Macy; 22-26 Crowd at Main Gate Just Before Evening Grand Entry; 27-28 Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway; 30-33 A Couples Dance; 34-35 Judging Fancy Dancers; 36-37 Judging Traditional Dancers

Group of slides: 1-6 Baseball Game in Macy; 7-8 Crowd at Main Gate Just Before Evening Grand Entry; 9 Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway; 10-11 View of Bluffs, Missouri River, and Iowa; 12-13 View of Iowa; 14-15 Farm on Nebraska State Route 94, Thurston County; 22-26 Crowd at Main Gate Just Before Evening Grand Entry; 27-28 Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway

Group of slides: 1-6 Baseball Game in Macy; 7-8 Crowd at Main Gate Just Before Evening Grand Entry; 9 Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway; 10-11 View of Bluffs, Missouri River, and Iowa; 12-13 View of Iowa; 14-15 Farm on Nebraska State Route 94, Thurston County; 22-26 Crowd at Main Gate Just Before Evening Grand Entry; 27-28 Bumper Sticker on Crafts Van in Midway

A sailor holds a bumper in place at the bow of a 26-foot personnel boat from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) as members of a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment board a private sail boat near Hawaii to conduct a search for contraband.

A sailor holds a bumper in place at the bow of a 26-foot personnel boat from the guided missile destroyer USS GOLDSBOROUGH (DDG-20) as members of a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment board a private sail boat near Hawaii to conduct a search for contraband.

Ash blankets an automobile and the two bicycles hanging on its bumper following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Four inches of volcanic ash fell on the area as a result of the eruption

Ash blankets an automobile and the two bicycles hanging on its bumper following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Four inches of volcanic ash fell on the area as a result of the eruption

A bumper sticker on a car in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, which struck the area on August 24th

A bumper sticker on a car in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, which struck the area on August 24th

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Amado Palermo, wearing the Navy Recycling Center's "Pelican Pete" mascot suit, hands out bumper stickers to children during Earth Day activities at Balboa Park. Palermo is from Naval Air Station, Key West

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Amado Palermo, wearing the Navy Recycling Center's "Pelican Pete" mascot suit, hands out bumper stickers to children during Earth Day activities at Balboa Park. Palermo is from Naval Air Station, Key West

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Amado Palermo, wearing the Navy Recycling Center's "Pelican Pete" mascot suit, hands out bumper stickers to children during Earth Day activities at Balboa Park. Palermo is from Naval Air Station, Key West

Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Amado Palermo, wearing the Navy Recycling Center's "Pelican Pete" mascot suit, hands out bumper stickers to children during Earth Day activities at Balboa Park. Palermo is from Naval Air Station, Key West

Table of bumper stickers and t-shirts either protesting mountaintop removal or proclaiming Stanley Family heritage

Table of bumper stickers and t-shirts either protesting mountaintop removal or proclaiming Stanley Family heritage

A United States Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft, from Marine Aerial Refueling Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR 352) Piloted by Major Falcom "Bumper" (not shown), drops a load of World Food Program (WFP) corn on a drop zone outside the village of Madogashi during Joint Task Force Kenya, operation Noble Response. (Duplicate image, see also DMSD0204683 or search 980304M4605W002)

A United States Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft, from Marine Aerial Refueling Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR 352) Piloted by Major Falcom "Bumper" (not shown), drops a load of World Food Program (WFP) corn on a drop zone outside the village of Madogashi during Joint Task Force Kenya, operation Noble Response. (Duplicate image, see also DMSD0204683 or search 980304M4605W002)

A United States Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft, from Marine Aerial Refueling Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR 352) Piloted by Major Falcom "Bumper" (not shown), drops a load of World Food Program (WFP) corn on a drop zone outside the village of Madogashi during Joint Task Force Kenya, operation Noble Response. (Duplicate image, see also DM-SD-02-04685 or search 980304-M-4605W-004)

A United States Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft, from Marine Aerial Refueling Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR 352) Piloted by Major Falcom "Bumper" (not shown), drops a load of World Food Program (WFP) corn on a drop zone outside the village of Madogashi during Joint Task Force Kenya, operation Noble Response. (Duplicate image, see also DM-SD-02-04685 or search 980304-M-4605W-004)

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's (CCAS) Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast that began with the Bumper rockets. At left is Jim Thompson, who is with CCAS. Unveiling the 50th anniversary logo at left is the artist Darlene Egli. On stage, from left to right, are Lt. Col. Randall K. Horn, Commander, CCAS; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. Also present (but not seen) is Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1065

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's (CCAS) Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast that began with the Bumper rockets. At left is Jim Thompson, who is with CCAS. Unveiling the 50th anniversary logo at left is the artist Darlene Egli. On stage, from left to right, are Lt. Col. Randall K. Horn, Commander, CCAS; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. Also present (but not seen) is Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1065

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's (CCAS) Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast that began with the Bumper rockets. At left is artist Darlene Egli who designed the 50th anniversary logo next to her. On stage, from left to right, are Lt. Col. Randall K. Horn, Commander, CCAS; Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. Space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1066

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's (CCAS) Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast that began with the Bumper rockets. At left is artist Darlene Egli who designed the 50th anniversary logo next to her. On stage, from left to right, are Lt. Col. Randall K. Horn, Commander, CCAS; Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. Space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1066

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony, kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast, that began with the Bumper rockets. From left are Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. Also present (but not seen) is Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. Space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1064

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony, kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast, that began with the Bumper rockets. From left are Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. Also present (but not seen) is Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. Space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1064

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's (CCAS) Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast that began with the Bumper rockets. At right, Norris Gray, a Bumper Program veteran, unveils a street sign that will be used to mark the road leading to the launch complex from which Bumper was launched. Seen on the stage are, left to right, Lt. Col. Randall K. Horn (at the podium), Commander, CCAS; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. Also present (but not seen) is Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. Space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1067

At Cape Canaveral Air Station's (CCAS) Complex 3/4, officials held a ceremony kicking off a year-long series of events commemorating 50 years of launches from the Space Coast that began with the Bumper rockets. At right, Norris Gray, a Bumper Program veteran, unveils a street sign that will be used to mark the road leading to the launch complex from which Bumper was launched. Seen on the stage are, left to right, Lt. Col. Randall K. Horn (at the podium), Commander, CCAS; Congressman David Weldon, 15th Congressional District of the State of Florida; Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida Frank T. Brogan; Center Director Roy D. Bridges; and Executive Director Edward F. Gormel, Joint Performance Management Office. Also present (but not seen) is Brig. Gen. Donald P. Pettit, Commander, 45th Space Wing. After six Bumper launches at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and a failed Bumper 7, a successful Bumper 8 lifted off July 24, 1950, from Complex 3/4 to conduct aerodynamic investigations around Mach 7 at relatively low altitudes. The kick-off event also inaugurated a student art contest to design a commemorative etching. The winning artwork will be permanently displayed on a 24-inch black granite square in the U.S. Space Walk Hall of Fame in Titusville, Fla KSC-99pp1067

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0931

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0931

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned NBC broadcaster, author and emcee Jay Barbree. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0929

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned NBC broadcaster, author and emcee Jay Barbree. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0929

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned NBC broadcaster, author and emcee Jay Barbree. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0929

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned NBC broadcaster, author and emcee Jay Barbree. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0929

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0930

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0930

Center Director Roy Bridges addresses attendees at a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Among those at the head table directly in front of the podium are Commander of the 45<sup>th</sup> Space Wing Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit and Gala Committee Chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3 KSC00pp0925

Center Director Roy Bridges addresses attendees at a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Among those at the head table directly in front of the podium are Commander of the 45<sup>th</sup> Space Wing Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit and Gala Committee Chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3 KSC00pp0925

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District, David Weldon gather for a discussion. They were speakers at the gala. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0928

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District, David Weldon gather for a discussion. They were speakers at the gala. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0928

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, Commander, Naval Ordnance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0932

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, Commander, Naval Ordnance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0932

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC00pp0924

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC00pp0924

Center Director Roy Bridges addresses attendees at a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Among those at the head table directly in front of the podium are Commander of the 45<sup>th</sup> Space Wing Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit and Gala Committee Chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3 KSC-00pp0925

Center Director Roy Bridges addresses attendees at a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Among those at the head table directly in front of the podium are Commander of the 45<sup>th</sup> Space Wing Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit and Gala Committee Chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3 KSC-00pp0925

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The plaque has a photo of the first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFSj) and an anniversary patch below it that was flown on STS-99. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC00pp0926

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The plaque has a photo of the first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFSj) and an anniversary patch below it that was flown on STS-99. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC00pp0926

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, Commander, Naval Ordnance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0932

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, Commander, Naval Ordnance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0932

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC-00pp0924

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The first launch took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC-00pp0924

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0931

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0931

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District, David Weldon gather for a discussion. They were speakers at the gala. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0928

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District, David Weldon gather for a discussion. They were speakers at the gala. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0928

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The plaque has a photo of the first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFSj) and an anniversary patch below it that was flown on STS-99. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC-00pp0926

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The plaque has a photo of the first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFSj) and an anniversary patch below it that was flown on STS-99. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC-00pp0926

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, receives a rocket model from Maxwell King (right), former president of Brevard Community College. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15<sup>th</sup> Congressional District KSC-00pp0927

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, receives a rocket model from Maxwell King (right), former president of Brevard Community College. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15<sup>th</sup> Congressional District KSC-00pp0927

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0930

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0930

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, receives a rocket model from Maxwell King (right), former president of Brevard Community College. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15<sup>th</sup> Congressional District KSC00pp0927

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, receives a rocket model from Maxwell King (right), former president of Brevard Community College. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15<sup>th</sup> Congressional District KSC00pp0927

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0971

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0971

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0972

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0972

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0972

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0972

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (seen here), presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0970

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (seen here), presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0970

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0971

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0971

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (seen here), presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0970

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (seen here), presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0970

Members of the United States Navy's Deep Submergence Unit (USNDSU) crane, tend a "bumper pad" to be craned in preparation for the deployment of a Submarine Rescue Chamber (SRC) (in the background), during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2000

Members of the United States Navy's Deep Submergence Unit (USNDSU) crane, tend a "bumper pad" to be craned in preparation for the deployment of a Submarine Rescue Chamber (SRC) (in the background), during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2000

Quarter MASTER 2nd Class (QM2) Joseph Behan tends a "bumper pad" as it is craned over the side of the MV KENDRICK in preparation for the deployment of a Submarine Rescue Chamber (SRC) (in the background), during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2000

Quarter MASTER 2nd Class (QM2) Joseph Behan tends a "bumper pad" as it is craned over the side of the MV KENDRICK in preparation for the deployment of a Submarine Rescue Chamber (SRC) (in the background), during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2000

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Paul Hine, USAF, Fire Protection SPECIALIST, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, Aviano AB, Italy, instructs AIRMAN First Class (A1C), Matthew Haire, on the operation of the bumper and roof water turret, on the P-23 Airport and Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle, during a training course at Aviano AB, Italy

STAFF Sergeant (SSGT), Paul Hine, USAF, Fire Protection SPECIALIST, 31ST Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), Fire Protection Flight, Aviano AB, Italy, instructs AIRMAN First Class (A1C), Matthew Haire, on the operation of the bumper and roof water turret, on the P-23 Airport and Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle, during a training course at Aviano AB, Italy