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White Sands V-2 Launching Site

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
County of Dona Ana.
National Register Number: 85003541
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: NM-2 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Missile Site is still active; http://www.vivanewmexico.com/sw.wsmr.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 3, 1985):
This site is closely associated with U.S. testing of the German V-2 rocket, the origins of the American rocket program, and the leadership of Dr. Werner von Braun (1912-1977). The V-2 Gantry Crane and Army Blockhouse here represent the first generation of rocket testing facilities that would lead to U.S. exploration of space.

Currently, there are no threats to the NHL.

There are no changes since the last reporting period.

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