Atlas ICBM at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base

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Title

Atlas ICBM at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base

Alternative Title

Atlas ICBM

Subject

Francis E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.)
Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Atlas (Missile)

Description

Amongst the first operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) sites in the United States, Warren I was an above-ground "soft site" for launching the missiles at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. The missiles were stored at ground level and with minimal protection from a preemptive strike. The missile was the "D" variant of the Atlas missile, which was later man-rated for use in Project Mercury by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Warren I had the missile clustered closely around the launch control blockhouse because this variant of the missile required direct guidance control.

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

10 black and white photographic prints

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming

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

"Warren AFB." GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/facility/warren.htm.
"Atlas (SM-65)." Warren ICBM and Heritage Museum. http://www.warrenmuseum.com/missiles/atlas-sm-65/.

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Original Format

10 black and white photographic prints

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