Photo 1: Moving the Hercules missiles into launch position.
Nike Hercules Missile Specifications
Questions for Photo 1
1) Describe the landscape behind the missiles. Why do you think the Army chose this area to launch its Nike missiles? (Refer to Reading 3 if necessary)
2) Describe the launch area. Based on your description, what do you think it was like to work at the launch site in 1960?3) What challenges do you think there were with moving the missiles into position during the winter? Why might the Army need to be able to move the missiles at any time?
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