White Sands Missile Range Museum
The White Sands Missile Range Museum contains exhibits related to the development and testing of missiles and rockets, along with a display on the first explosion of an atomic bomb at the Trinity Site on July 16, 1945. The missile park contains numerous examples of early test rockets and missiles, as well as some of those currently in service. Since 1945 when the range was established, more than 42,000 missile and rocket firings have taken place here. WSMR is also a backup landing site for the space shuttle and the Columbia landed here in 1982.
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