Accession Number : ADA323573

Title :   Origin and Operation of the First Holloman Track. Volume 1. History of Tracks and Track Testing at the Air Force Missile Development Center, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico 1949 - 1956,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Bushnell, David

PDF Url : ADA323573

Report Date : 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Within the United States Air Force the transformation in all but name of an air force into an aerospace force was preordained by the advent of the space age. Research and development in astronautics and missile/space technology has resulted in a rapidly changing inventory of weapons. Official confirmation of this alteration of mission and weapons began in November 1956 when the Secretary of Defense assigned to the Air Force operational responsibility for all missiles, except ship-based weapons, having ranges greater than two hundred miles. In September 1959 the Advanced Research Projects Agency charged the Air Force with the development, production and launching of all military space vehicles. And on this latter date the Department of Defense also assigned to the Air Force full responsibility for military operations in outer space.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, *AIR FORCE RESEARCH, *AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, SPACECRAFT, PRODUCTION, MILITARY VEHICLES, LAUNCHING, SHIPBOARD, INVENTORY, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ASTRONAUTICS, OUTER SPACE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE