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Associated Press Titan II Successfully Launched

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.67 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California Type: Photograph Date: 27 April 1963 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto released by Associated Press date April 27, 1963. Shows a missile emerging from a cloud of smoke. The embedded press release states that the Titan II missile was launched 4,000 miles on the Pacific missile range in its first successful west coast launch. The back of the photo is stamped with Associated Press information.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Air ForceMissile

Sub Era: The Sixties

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