Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In an alternate reality, KSC could have been in Southeastern New Mexico

Via the El Paso Times' Tales from the Morgue - 1961: Moon Man Shoot Would Place Eyes of World on White Sands Base.
The date is 196?. The place: White Sands Missile Range. A colossal rocket is poised; The countdown ends. With an ear-splitting roar the spacecraft rises above the fluted Organ Mountains and disappears into the cloudless Southwestern sky, destination moon.

Incredible? Yesterday the Army said it favors White Sands as the launching site for this nation's first manned flight to the moon. It is one of eight sites being considered.