It is June 26, 1957, and G-26 missile number 3  and booster 008 roar
off the pad at Complex 9. Sadly, after a flawless launch and 42 seconds of
flight, there was a malfunction. A decay of the booster's thrust did not allow
the vehicle to reach its proper speed. Although the missile separated from the
booster, it did not reach the required speed for engine start, and glided 47
nautical miles downrange to land in the ocean.
This photo gives an excellent view of the weather cover in its retracted