Sunday, June 15, 2008

Rockets in Montgomery County Maryland

My kids attended Richard Montgomery High School, home of the Rockets. I knew that there was a rocket on display, but never knew it was an actual rocket. It turns out that it is a Nike Ajax. I was looking for a photo on-line and ran across an interesting article on the history surrounding this rocket. In the '50's and '60s, our nations capital was surrounded by Nike Ajax batteries and three of them were located here in Montgomery County. Sometime this summer I need to drive by the new building and see if I can spot it.