This months issued of SciAm has a couple of snippets of interest.
At the top of page 12, in the '50, 100 and 150 years ago' section, is an
item dated February 24, 1949 about the launch of a WAC Corp***staged to a
V-2. A pretty good picture (although b&w) of the rocket at takeoff is
included, and shows the paint scheme of the V-2 fairly clearly.
And on page 22 is a brief article about some researchers who fired lasers
through some Bose-Einstein condensate and slowed the speed of light to about
38mph. Details were very sketchy, but it brought to mind the recent 'slow