Keweenaw Rocket Launch Site

The Keweenaw Peninsula is the northernmost part of the U.P. of Michigan.

From 1964-1971 NASA and the University of Michigan conducted rocket launches from this isolated location at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The site is a little tricky to get to but once you get there you can see what remains of the launchpad as well as a plaque honoring the historic efforts that took place there.

It’s about a 45 minute drive North from the Laurium Manor Inn. If you go on a clear day you’ll be able see a spectacular view of Lake Superior as well as Manitou Island–which is approx. 3 miles off the coast.

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Reference/Images: Wikipedia; yooper-michigan.com

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