The A4 rocket, model 4 in the Aggregate series, was the first man-made object to reach space.
Fitting their Nazi theme, the Ekosianmissiles were represented by footage of V-2 rockets. This footage was actual historical footage, captured after the war by American forces during their hunt for V-2 technology. Shown was a pre-operational test launch – as indicated by its black-and-white checkered livery for visual speed and distance gauging – at Peenemünde, before that test site was largely obliterated by the RAF in 1944; operational V-2s, handled by the Luftwaffe, bore a camouflage livery. Released afterwards in the public domain, the footage went on to arguably become the best known one of an actual V-2 launch, and has been featured in countless documentaries dealing with the subject.