The empty shell of a giant V-2 rocket which blasted free from earth's bonds five minutes before plunged into the broiling sands of the New Mexico desert.
Americans were striving for the unattainable, because they knew they could attain it. It was a day for Forward-Thinking. For all the post-war fears over seas, emphasize at home was on the positive. Both the American dream and the sky were the limit. Architects, designers and artists fed off these ideals and fed them back to a ravenous public. This is what came to be the mid-century design movement.