Green River Missile Launch Complex

The U. S. Air Force, built the Green River Launch Complex, just outside of Green River, Utah, 1964. It was an annex of the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range. From 1964 to 1973 the U. S. Air Force launched 141 Athena Missiles from the Green River launching area, near the Crystal Geyser as part of research to improve nuclear missiles. The site has since been decommissioned. Pershing and Athena rockets were fired from here to White Sands, NM, some 400 miles away.

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AERIAL Pershing missiles at Geyer Site, Green River, Utah. View looking north, Launch positions are 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 on left and 2-1, 2-2, 2-3 on right. Book cliffs form the horizon behind Green River Launch Complex.

Loki-Dart Monument. A gift to the City of Green River, Utah, this three-phase action display of the Loki-Dart missile used by White Sands Missile Range's Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory in determining weather data for missile launches, was dedicated July 2 in Green River's O.K. Anderson City Park. To the left of the monument is A. Muray Maughan, director of the Army's Utah Launch Complex, one of the principle speakers during the dedication ceremony. This monument is still in the OK Anderson park today.
Pershing MIssile Project Pershing F.O.T. No.3 fired from position 1-1, Green River Utah. 17 May 72. Sequence of launch, from No.9 of 10.

For more pictures and information go to University if Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.

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