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A small research rocket that ascends to the Earth's upper atmosphere and proceeds in a sub-orbital trajectory, studying the atmosphere, the planet, or outer space. The Viking rocket, first flown in 1949, was sometimes used as a sounding rocket and in 1954 took the first photographs of the Earth from space.

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