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Bumper Blockhouse Periscope Mirror Fragment

Bumper Blockhouse Periscope Mirror Fragment

Display location: History Center

The early blockhouse supported the first Cape launch, Bumper 8 (model shown in photo to right) on 24 July 1950.  The blockhouse was built slightly below grade and used a series of mirrors as a periscope to permit viewing of activity on the launch pad. While the building no longer exists, a fragment (right) of the periscope mirror was recovered from the site.

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Bumper blockhouse periscope