And this achievment is forever tainted because it was made by a weapon. And making it killed more people than deploying it, at a ratio of, roughly, 5:1. Some stains never come off.

On a lighter note, the Brits also bagged a couple of leftover V-2s in 1945. And test fired some in 1945 or 1946, from Schleswig-Holstein, I think. Based on this data, there was talk about modifying the rocket to carry a pilot on a ballistic trajectory to the edge of spaaaaace by 1948 or so. Alas…