Earth Pre-Federation Database - McKinley Rocket Base

American military space launch facility on Earth. In 1968, a large orbital nuclear weapons plattform was launched from McKinley Rocket Base by the United States to counter a similar launch by a rival power. In an effort to demonstrate the foolhardy nature of such weapons, extraterrestrial agent Gary Seven secretly armed the plattform's warheads shortly after launch, then caused the launch vehicle to malfunction, before disarming it just before impact.
TOS "Assignment Earth"
The scenes of McKinley Rocket Base were a combination of stock film of NASA's Kennedy Space Center and footage shot at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles. The Vehicle launched from McKinley Rocket Base was stock footage of an early Saturn V booster.
Star Trek Encyclopedia II
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