Paul Allen buys V-2 rocket for aircraft museum

Paul Allen buys V-2 rocket for aircraft museum

Credit: NASA

The V2 rocket was the first manmade object to breach the boundary of space.

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Who needs abstract art when you can buy a rocket instead?
  
Billionaire Paul Allen pocketed more than $43 million selling a painting earlier this week, and now we know what he did with some of the money.

According to Geekwire, the eclectic billionaire bought a V-2 rocket.
 
It’s the first manmade object to fly into space and was developed by the Nazis in the late stages of World War II.
 
The rocket will arrive at Paine Field Monday and be added to Allen's Flying Heritage Collection.

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