Fr. Louie Vitale and MacGregor Eddy were arrested at 1:20 am July 27, cited, and released for trespass while protesting the launch of a nuclear weapon delivery system from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The missile was destroyed by Vandenberg Air Force Base over the Pacific Ocean because of a malfunction.
Jim Haber and Mary Lou Anderson of the Nevada Desert Experience as well as world war II veteran Bud Boothe and legal observer Kelly Gray also attended. The nuclear capable, solid fuel, high speed test missile was set to land in Kwajalein atoll, the Marshall Islands.