White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range (HM1CUJ)

Location: White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002 Dona Ana County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 23.124', W 106° 28.698'

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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronatics Historic Aerospace Site

White 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.
Year Placed2005
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 360947 N 3584116
Decimal Degrees32.38540000, -106.47830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 23.124', W 106° 28.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 23' 7.44" N, 106° 28' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 313 Wsmr P Rt 1, White Sands Missile Range NM 88002, US
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