Barreira do Inferno Launch Center
Barreira do Inferno Launch Center was the first air base in South America built with the function of launching rockets and belongs to the Brazilian Air Force.
Although it is in a small town next to Natal, it is considered one of the most important sights of the capital.
Founded in 1965, the Barrier Center of Inferno (CLBI) or Barreira do Inferno as it is popularly known, was the first air base in South America built with the function of launching rockets and belongs to the Brazilian Air Force.
This location was chosen because it is close to the magnetic equator and has low rainfall and favorable wind conditions.
The first rocket to be launched by this base was the Nike Apache in December 1965, and since then, more than 400, since the small meteorological rocket rockets to the high performance rockets have already been launched.
It is worth visiting and knowing the rich collection of stories and history of the Brazilian Air Forces.
Its name comes due to its location, which is in the dune zone of Ponta Negra Beach, an area popularly called by the fishermen of Barreira do Inferno due to its cliffs that display a reddish color at dawn looking like a fence.