Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex - SRMSC

(Click to enlarge, well worth the dl.)

A loyal (or first time, or sporadic) reader recently sent a link for lots of videos of Sprint, Spartan, and some crazy PAR technology at the web site dedicated to the The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex. "The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex was the United States' first operational ABM (anti-ballistic missile) defense system. The primary goals of this web site are to (1) provide an operational overview of the Safeguard ABM system and (2) document its single tactical deployment at the Mickelsen complex in North Dakota."

Thanks to Michael from North Dakota for this great link. If anyone else has information, images, rocketry tales, videos, or anything else worthy of posting (but perhaps you don't have a page), please contact us via the email button at the upper right hand side of the page. Or simply send to arlukiii at gmail dot com (well fix it then send the email.)


Chemichael said...

Hi. This is "Michael from North Dakota." You're very welcome for the link. LOTS of good stuff there. Enjoy!

As luck would have it, it WAS my first time visiting this blog. The "Two more vintage videos" entry showed up in a Google search for recent news regarding the SRMSC.

There's a reunion of former SRMSC staff at Nekoma, ND on July 10. The organizers have prepared a $20 media pack with 2 DVDs and a photo CD which look to be full of goodies! For info, go to

R2K said...

Good stuff! This was back when rockets were rockets and men were men...