For a 15 March 1946 German V-2 rocket demonstration, Lt. Col. Harold Turner, first commander of White Sands Proving Ground, invited 500 military personnel and 100 Las Cruces community leaders to watch. Although it was a static firing, meaning the rocket was bolted down, it was the first time a V-2 rocket motor was ignited on American soil. After hearing so much about the German vengeance weapon during WWII, visitors expected to see and feel a show of power. They got more than they expected.
By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist Keeping up with interest in the location of the first atomic bomb test, the White Sands Missile Range Museum and Public Affairs Office completed four tours to Trinity Site over the past two weeks. Completing the long drive from WSMR Main Post to the site was rewarded with amazing viewsContinue reading “WSMR Museum Conducts a Battery of Tours to Trinity Site”
By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation has published its quarterly “Hands Across History” newsletter for May 2021. The newsletter contains the following articles: Good News, Bad News, And Winds Of ChangeFrances Williams, President Making History 75 Years Ago At White SandsJim Eckles The “Hands Across History” newsletter is publishedContinue reading “WSMR Historical Foundation Publishes Its Quarterly Newsletter – May 2021”