On 11 July 1970, Athena missile number 122 was launched from Green River, Utah, in the middle of the night. Like the previous firings, which the Air Force began in 1964, this Athena was programmed to impact on White Sands Missile Range. Instead, project and range personnel watched helplessly as it rocketed south heading deep into Mexico.
By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation has published its quarterly “Hands Across History” newsletter for November 2021. The newsletter contains the following articles: Bob Lipinski Inducted Into Hall of FameJim Eckles, Editor In 1970 An Athena Missile Went Deep Into MexicoJim Eckles, Editor Going, Going, Gone….Jim Eckles, EditorPhotos byContinue reading “WSMR Historical Foundation Publishes Quarterly Newsletter – November 2021”