1989 (8 images)

Updated: March 23, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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The Midgetman, a small intercontinental ballistic missile ejects from its canister and ignites in mid-air during its first test launch on May 11, 1989 at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The controversial weapon was destroyed 70 seconds after its launch when it began to tumble during the second-stage firing. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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