The cold overcast day was probably appropriate..........
Greeted at the door by a Famous Quote......
The Launch Command site was closed for some safety updates, so we'll catch that next summer.........Now a glimpse inside the museum.
Missile Squadrons in South Dakota
Missile sites active during the Cold War (some still in service).
Russian Missile Launch Keys.....
I skipped Bert the Turtle, The 'duck and cover' era was before my time. I grew up with MAD, and never feared a nuclear war...because it worked (Mutually Assured Destruction).
But in the early days people assumed that there would be a nuclear war......I found the mushroom cloud cake to be a bit strange.....what were they celebrating??
The Minute Man Tour Site was open, and we'll tour it next:
A small preview
It's an excellent Museum. One of the best features is the oral histories of the personnel that operated these sites. A photo friend of our used to be a Launch Commander, that how we found out about the museum. Docents are often also former launch personnel.