Friday, November 11, 2005

The Bombshell the Missile and the Bomber

An exciting day at Vandenberg and Palm Springs

March 24, 1962: JFK visited Vandeburg AFB and Bing Crosby's Estate
He saw an important missile launch

a starlet

and the an huge wooden model of the largest bomber ever designed the 4,000 ton B-?? of the Deep Space Bombardment Force.

3/23/62 - 3/26/62, JFK's Trip to Alameda, Vandenberg, Palm Springs, California

* 1962 Mar 24 0:39 - Demonstration and shakedown operations launch Atlas D. Atlas D 134D Apogee: 1,800 km. President John F. Kennedy visited Vandenberg AFB and witnessed the launch of Atlas 134D.

JFK Macnamara and Power at Vandenburg

picture source

Celebrity-In-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House
March 24 1962 Overnight Crosby's house

The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Modus Vivendi Kruschev

Airpower: Theory and Practice
B-70 Debate

M Monroe California Desert Crosby House

The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963

Soviet Strategic Arms Policy Before Salt
Space Cooperation offer March 1962

SAC wanted 10,000 minutemen missiles.


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