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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
2006.
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.

Condition:
Currently, there are no threats to the NHL.

There are no changes since the last reporting period.


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