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The first UAS Flight Test Center was created between the FAA and NMSU in 2008. This site was added to the six congressionally directed sites that were later selected in 2013.

PSL Alumni History Project - Rocketry: The Ballistic Missile Race

On May 13, 1946, Stalin signed the decree initiating development of Soviet ballistic missiles. 

The V-2 had a range of 200-225 miles and could carry a 2000 pound payload sufficient for an atomic device.  Although the V-2 did not alter the course of the war for Germany like the atomic bomb did for the United States, it was clearly realized that the combination of a long-range liquid fuel rocket and an atomic device would be the decisive war machine for the foreseeable future.