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Soviet GIRD-09 rocket. This was the first Soviet liquid-propelled rocket. GIRD 09, was launched on 17th August 1933, in the Nakhabino forests, near Moscow, Russia. The rocket was launched by members of the Moscow Group for Reactive Motion (GIRD). It reached a height of 400 metres, landing 150 metres from the launch site. Photographed in August 1933.
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