Ely Tracking Station Site, Nevada

This Air Force station on Kimberly Peak near Ely was one of three in a line from Edwards Air Force Base in California, to northeastern Nevada, that served as a tracking and communication system for testing airplanes traveling at very high speeds. It was built for the X-15, capable of speeds over 4,500 miles per hour, and the A-12 spy plane, one of which crashed near Wendover, long before it was declassified. The station, operated by Edwards Air Force Base, was torn down around 2012. Another station, near Beatty, Nevada, was torn down long ago.