5 December 1956 – A Northrop XSM-62 Snark, 53-8172, N-69D test model, fitted with a new 24-hour stellar inertial guidance system, launches from Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, Florida. It wanders off-course, ignores destruct command, disappears over Brazil. It is found by a farmer in January 1983. The Day They Lost the Snark By J.
Paul Andre Gelpi
Paul Gelpi is currently the President Swan Cleaners, Inc. & Cygnet Leasing Co. Inc in Columbus, OH. He has served on the BOD of the Ohio Cancer Research Association, 1984-87, Dublin (Ohio) Fund of Columbus Foundation, 1985—; auxiliary deputy sheriff Franklin County, Columbus, 1988—; as a member Columbus Mayor’s Board on Hazardous Materials, 1985-87.
He is also a member of the International Fabricare Institute, Columbus Club, Catawba Island Club (Port Clinton, Ohio). (1)