I-90 Exit 131 (Visitor Contact Station) is open in both directions. Exit 127 (Launch Control Facility) is closed to eastbound traffic, but open to westbound traffic. Pick up all tour tickets at exit 131. Allow extra time to travel to Delta-01 for tours.
The following Minuteman Missile Oral Histories include valuable interviews with former missile field personnel and local citizens who were part of the Minuteman's history for over three decades. To read short biographies of the interviewees click here.
David Blackhurst - Missileer & Facility Manager (1974 - early 80s)
Dennis Cabrera - Missileer (1974-78)
Kerry Davis - Missileer (80s- early 90s)
Andy Knight - Missileer (1968-72)
Craig Manson - Missileer (1976-78)
Wendy McNiel - Missileer (1991-92)
David Burris - Facility Manager & Missile Operations (1977-83)
Ken Bush - Security Police (1979-90)
Michael Ewart - Missile Maintenance (1969-90)
Alonzo Hall - Site Security Maintenance (1975-early 90s)
Steven Hall - Missile Operations Officer (late 80s -early 90s)
Tim Pavek - Deactivation Program Manager (1984 - present)
Martin Pietz - Missile Maintenance (1978-94)
Leo Rowen - Missile Maintenance
John Wallace - Electronics
Robert Wilson - Codes Division & Missile Operations (1970s)
Gary Overby - Federal Marshal
William Bielmaier - Local Landowner & Rancher
Ted Hustead - Wall Drug Owner
Don Paulsen - Local Landowner & Phone Company Manager
Gene Williams - Local Landowner & Rancher
John Laforge - Co-Director Nukewatch
Did You Know?
The only Minuteman Missile ever launched out of an active silo took place at a silo north of Newell, South Dakota on March 1, 1965. The flight only lasted a total of seven seconds with the rocket landing in a nearby pasture.