In the fall of 1930, VfR member Rudolf Nebel found the group a home, a two-square-mile vacant property surrounded by a wire fence down a bad road in Berlin’s northern suburb of Reinickendorf. A former ammunitions dump disused since the First World War, it as a perfect spot for testing rockets. On September 27, Nebel mounted a sign out front naming the site “Raketenflugplatz Berlin,” and the rocket men soon followed. They moved into Spartan living quarters and set to work developing liquid-fueled rockets, launching 87 rockets and making 270 static firing tests during their first year. But resources were hard to come by. The group was forced to rely on donations garnered during public demonstrations.