Preparations for the launch of an Atlas 12 D missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, United States. Strategic Air Command (SAC) Commander in Chief General Thomas S. Power, Commander of the 1st Missile Division Vandenberg AFB Lieutenant General David Wade and Commander of the 15th Air Force Lieutenant General Archie J. Old Jr, and the staff watches the launch. SAC insignia and emblem on Atlas missile in the service structure. The missile on a launching pad. Mark II nose cone on the missile. Base of the missile and the service structure. Number 630 is visible on the missile. Airmen check parts and sections of the missile on the launch pad prior to the launch. Major Ernest E. Bankey Jr. is the officer in charge of the launching pad and procedures. The airmen check equipment and the missile at the launching platform.
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