The Early Development of the Nike Missile

From the White Sands Missile Range Museum’s Archival Research CenterEdited for this website by Jenn Jett, Museum SpecialistEditor’s note: This narrative is undated, but is likely from the 1950’s-1960’s. The text of this document has been minimally altered and should be viewed from its contemporary perspective. Named after the goddess of victory of Greek mythology,Continue reading “The Early Development of the Nike Missile”

Editor Jumps Deeply Into Trivia Rabbit Hole

By Jim Eckles, Hands Across History Newsletter Editor Originally published in the November 2020 edition of the Hands Across History Newsletter As a curious retiree with some time on my hands this year, I started thinking about the photo shown below that is usually labeled as the “first flag raising” at the new White SandsContinue reading “Editor Jumps Deeply Into Trivia Rabbit Hole”

WSMR Museum Conducts a Battery of Tours to Trinity Site

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”

WSMR Historical Foundation Publishes Its Quarterly Newsletter – May 2021

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”

WSMR Museum Closes for Renovations and a New Exhibit

By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist Effective 01 March 2021, the White Sands Missile Range Museum will be closed as we undergo renovations and the installation of a new permanent exhibit. The V-2 Building and the Missile Park will remain open for visitors with base access, but will remain closed to the general public. We willContinue reading “WSMR Museum Closes for Renovations and a New Exhibit”

WSMR Historical Foundation Publishes Its Quarterly Newsletter – February 2021

By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist The White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation has published its quarterly “Hands Across History” newsletter for February 2021. The newsletter contains the following articles: WSMR Historical Foundation’s 2020 In ReviewFrances Williams, PresidentGerry Veara, Secretary Fond Memories Of Living And Working HereLarry Stanfel WSMRite Enjoyed Good Food On His TDY TripsBruceContinue reading “WSMR Historical Foundation Publishes Its Quarterly Newsletter – February 2021”