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Nike Hercules Missile - White Sands, NM

Nike Hercules Missile - White Sands, NM

Roadside monument in White Sands, New Mexico features a Nike Hercules Missile. 41 feet tall, it was part of a Cold War anti-aircraft defense system designed to protect American cities from Soviet bomber attacks. The missile, which would speed to its target at 2,500 miles per hour, had a range of 75 miles and "a maximum altitude of almost 30 miles," according to an informative sign at the rest stop.

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