Atlas ICBM Fueling Test at Fairchild Air Force Base

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Title

Atlas ICBM Fueling Test at Fairchild Air Force Base

Alternative Title

Atlas ICBM

Subject

Fairchild Air Force Base (Wash.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Atlas (Missile)

Description

Fairchild Air Force Base was the location for this early fueling test of an Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which was likely an Atlas E or Atlas F. As one of the early locations for ICBM deployment, Fairchild AFB deployed Atlas E/F missiles in "coffin sites," because the missile was stored horizontally in a semi-hardened silo until launch. Much of the ballistic testing for the Atlas ICBM was conducted at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Source

Original black and white photographic prints: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1960

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic prints.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

4 black and white photographic prints

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"SM-65 Atlas." GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/sm-65.htm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

4 black and white photographic prints

Locations

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