The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation released its “Hands Across History” newsletter for November 2020, Volume XVI, Letter IV. The Foundation’s newsletter is released quarterly and can be found on the Foundation’s website. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that financially supports the WSMR Museum and recently funded the new annex that will soonContinue reading “The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation Releases Its Quarterly Newsletter”
By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist
In November, 1942, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer and Colonel John Dudley visited Jemez Springs, near the Valles Caldera – a large volcanic crater and field in northwest New Mexico. Having considered other locations for the creation of a laboratory, the group found themselves in this remote part of New Mexico in pursuit of a location to bring together the various scattered groups who had been working on “problems” relating to the potential creation of a nuclear bomb.