Important Announcement

We would like to thank our loyal fellow members of the Nike Historical Society for your continued support over the years. We will be closing the Society, including the store, as of March 31, 2024. We have acquired a large repository of Nike technical information. The web site will continue to be available. It has been our pleasure to keep the legacy of the Nike missile's contribution of the successful conclusion to the Cold War.

the Board of Directors
Nike Historical Society


In Memoriam


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On May 22, 1958, during a modification of Nike Ajax Missiles, something went wrong. Ten souls lost their lives in a chain reaction explosion of eight Nike Ajax Missiles. Today, Guardian Park, a monument to these individuals, is located at Fort Hancock, New Jersey.