Nebraska Historical Marker: Atlas D ICBM Launch Site

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(Restricted area) Mead National Guard Atlas-Titan Readiness Center, Saunders County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 41.195045, -96.439031

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This Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) site was operated by the 549th Missile Squadron of the Strategic Air Command. Still standing are the launch operations building and three, 103-foot by 133-foot launch and service buildings containing the missile storage bays, all of reinforced concrete. To launch a missile, the roof of the storage bay was pulled back and the 83-foot tall, liquid-fueled rocket was raised upright. This launch complex was completed in July 1960 and deactivated in October 1964.

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