A LGM-30 Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operational test launch at Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc. Countdown crew at controls in launch center located in launch facility. Shows control officer, countdown director, and countdown crew working prior to launch. A message received on a radio gives details about a boat in danger area around the launcher. View of shoreline. Issuing launch command by phone. Last minute checks are accomplished. Count is continued. Men work at consoles. An operator in the control room handles launch switch. Two LGM-30 Minuteman missiles are launched and their multiple reentry vehicles can be seen glowing as they enter the atmosphere, descending toward the test target area at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific. Views of crew working with Mark 12 MIRV (multiple independently targeted reentry vehicles) in underground silo. Maintenance crews coming up a launch tube. Airmen at consoles and data analysis prior to launch.
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