IGOR, Intercept Ground Optical Recorder. It tracks the missiles performance during testings.
Pershing Missile, credited with helping win the gold war.
Germany V-2Rocket. This rockets is credited for launching the US into the Space age. Dr. Wernher von Braun surrendered during WWII to the American because he thought he would get the best deal from them. The military and Von Braun's research led to new technology which eventually led to US space activity.
Some remnants of the cold war (remember duck and cover). The above contains toilet paper, commode seats, etc.
Cinetheodolite films a rocket flying through the air using the large lens in the center and camera behind much like a motion picture camera. To me it looks more like medical equipment..XRay machine?
From the missile range we headed over to White Sands National Monument.
I could not believe how white the sand was. It's formed from gypsum and the winds make beautiful dunes and perfect for walking barefoot. The sand feels like powdered sugar under your feet.
I took time out to do a little dune sliding. I used to do this a kid at the Asilomar dunes growing up on the Monterey Bay, so I had to give it a try to see if it was still as much fun. Yes, it was.
Joel decided he would try it too.