GAPA Launch Site

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An abandoned military launch site, consisting of a weathered bunker and a launch pad. Located in Utah's West Desert, adjacent to the unrelated Grassy Mountain Hazardous Waste dump. The site of the first successful test of the supersonic Ground to Air Pilotless Aircraft (GAPA) missile, in 1946. On the National Register of Historic Places, and marked with a Utah State History Division plaque on the bunker.

Visitor Info: 
Unattended and open to the public. Follow signs for the Grassy Mountain Waste facility, after exiting at Exit 41 of Interstate 80. The site is at the northeast corner of the waste facility, seven miles north of the interstate. Take a right onto the dirt road immediately before the Laidlaw gate. Turn left at the yield sign, and follow the fence. After the right angle turn to the west, start looking for the bunker (a mound) a hundred yards or so from the road to the north.
General Location: 
80 miles W of Salt Lake City
Linked URLs: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAPA_Launch_Site_and_Blockhouse
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Military
Former Defense Site
Aerospace R&D
Location Data
Location: 
UT
United States
40° 49' 41.25" N, 113° 12' 6.6924" W
Zoom Level: 
18
Old Data
Old Archive ID: 
UT3183
Old Category: 
Military
Source: 
imported