White Sands V-2 Launching Site

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White Sands V-2 Launching Site
White Sands Missile Range, V-2 Rocket Facilities, Near Headquarters Area, White Sands vicinity (Dona Ana County, New Mexico).jpg
White Sands V-2 Launching Site is located in New Mexico
White Sands V-2 Launching Site
Location "near Headquarters Area"[1]
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
Coordinates 32°24′4″N 106°22′40″W / 32.40111°N 106.37778°W / 32.40111; -106.37778Coordinates: 32°24′4″N 106°22′40″W / 32.40111°N 106.37778°W / 32.40111; -106.37778
Built 1945
Architect U.S. Army
Governing body United States Army
NRHP Reference # 85003541
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 3, 1985[2]
Designated NHL October 3, 1985[3]
For the V-2 rocket launches that began in 1946 at this site, e.g., filmed from the rocket in November 1947,[4] performed by the Broomstick Scientists in 1951, etc., see V-2 test launches in the USA.

White Sands V-2 Launching Site (Launch Complex 33, originally "Army Launch Area Number 1")[1] is the White Sands Missile Range site "closely associated with U.S. testing of the German V-2 rocket... The V-2 Gantry Crane and Army Blockhouse here represent the first [sic] generation of rocket testing facilities that would lead to U.S. exploration of space"[3] (cf. the 1937 Test Stand VII at Germany's Peenemünde Army Research Center, 1931 Kummersdorf test range facilities).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NM-1-B, "White Sands Missile Range, V-2 Rocket Facilities, Near Headquarters Area, White Sands vicinity, Dona Ana County, NM", 72 photos, 6 measured drawings, 118 data pages, 5 photo caption pages
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "White Sands V-2 Launching Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  4. ^ https://www.google.com/#q=White+Sands+rocket+launch+film