Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in White Sands National Monument
September 8, 2014 - Alamogordo, NM. White Sands National Monument announces the banning of unmanned aircraft within the monument. This regulation change implements a policy memorandum signed by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis on June 20, 2014. Download the full press release.
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Did You Know?
The gypsum that makes up the white sands starts out as clear, translucent sand grains. As the wind bounces the sand grains along the ground, they collide and scratch each other. The scratches change the way light reflects off the grains, making the sand appear white.