Hans Remembers- Saturday July 11, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- Accidents will happen but this was a bad one- The U.S. Air Foce launched an Athena V-123-D missile from Green River Launch Complex in Utah- and it veered off course and impacted 180 miles south of the border between the United States and Mexico. At the time it was reported to the press -no worries the missile was unarmed- it actually was a salted bomb carrying two vials of radioactive cobalt-57. The impact in the Chihuahuan Desert near Mapimi in Mexico’s Durango state would require years of cleanup.
- Andre Lurcat a French modernist architect died on this day at the age of 75.