White Sands, New Mexico
Trip Start Mar 10, 2013
54Trip End Jun 09, 2013
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The missile range was first used for testing rockets captured from German armed forces. The range is 4,000sq miles & is still an important site for testing experimental weapons & space technology. The highway between Las Cruces & White Sands National Monument may be closed during missile range tests for safety reasons & this averages twice a week for 1-2 hours
A bit further up the road was White Sands National Monument, which is closed when they do missile testing. It is the largest gypsum dune field in the world & covers 275 sq miles.
Arrived in Roswell late in the afternoon so will have a good look around tomorrow