First Launch: 1959-09-15. Last Launch: 1960-05-07. Number: 7 . Longitude: -117.82 deg. Latitude: 35.04 deg.
The first silo launch of a tethered, full-scale Minuteman missile was conducted at Edwards AFB, California, using dummy second and third stages. This was the first time in the Air Force ballistic missile program that the initial test of a missile was conducted on schedule. Fuel for 3 seconds only, tethered launch