From "Space Race: Race for Satellites (#1.2)"
Werner Von Braun
[to government officials overseeing the Jupiter-C test launch
] Range 3335 miles, altitude 682 miles. That, gentlemen, is an altitude record. Feel free to report back to Washington that if they had allowed us to realize the Jupiter-C's full potential, they could have made space history today. We could have launched the world's first satellite... for America.