The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronatics Historic Aerospace SiteWhite Sands Proving Ground, as it was first called, is home to America's first large-scale rocket and missile launch facilities. Established in 1945, the launching here of 67 V-2 rockets and many other vehicles propelled the United States into the Space Age. Scientists and military researchers learned to handle large rockets and improved the emerging technology. Vital experiments to learn about the nature of the upper atmosphere and the fringes of outer space were conducted here. Tests here also include those of the first air defense missile system, the Nike Ajax, and the first U.S. ballistic missile, the Corporal.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 360947 N 3584116|
|Decimal Degrees||32.38540000, -106.47830000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 23.124', W 106° 28.698'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 23' 7.44" N, 106° 28' 41.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 313 Wsmr P Rt 1, White Sands Missile Range NM 88002, US|
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