For more information on instrumentation and the day-to-day goings-on at WSMR, continue your tour of the museum. 
Scan the QR codes below with your phone’s QR reader to dig even deeper into the story!

"Wind and Sand" and "Missile Ranger" Newspapers

Peruse 40 years worth of fully searchable and printable scans of White Sands Missile Range's official newspapers "Wind and Sand" (1950-1969) and "Missile Ranger" (1969-1990). Learn about the staff at the facility, what was going on around WSMR, and many other insights. It's also fun to just read the advertisements!

White Sands Missile Range Museum History Page

Learn about the history of WSMR from its earliest Native American inhabitants to the modern day. See close-up photos of many storied launch sites and other test facilities. View detailed monthly launch records from 1945 through 1977. See WSMR's "Hall of Fame" of particularly influential personnel. And much more!

Developed by AmaTerra Environmental, Inc.,
Austin, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Lead Designer/Developer

Mason Miller, AmaTerra Environmental, Inc.

Project Historians

Kurt Korfmacher, AmaTerra Environmental, Inc.,
Deborah Dobson-Brown, AmaTerra Environmental, Inc., Robert Moyer, AmaTerra Environmental, Inc.

Special thanks are extended to John Armijo and Robert Sparks, former WSMR technical staff, for their personal insights which helped us better understand the technology and greatly improve the overall experience.

Developed as Mitigation for Demolition of the Red Butte Instrumentation Site

United States Army WSMR Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, Stewardship Branch
Cultural Resources Program

Project Lead

William Godby, WSMR Environmental Division, Stewardship Branch, Archaeologist/Cultural Resources Manager

Many thanks to

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Historic Preservation Division

Jeff Pappas, State Historic Preservation Officer

White Sands Missile Range Museum

Darren Court, Curator

White Sands Missile Range Museum Archives

Doyle Piland, Archivist