Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Headbangers go underground this week

And so did we when we were in Arizona last month when we visited the Titan Missile Museum outside Tucson. It was pretty much ALL underground.

Here we are looking down at a genuine piece of America's cold war defense. There were several Titan Missile bases in the southeast Arizona area, and this one was preserved to show us the details of life and security in the cold war.

And down down down we go.


Through the corridors and double locks and super sealing doors to the control room where we saw the room sized computer space of the original system which was reduced in size through the years of the missile readiness. Another part of the readiness was something some of the younger members of the tour had never seen--a phone with  a rotary dial.
After a mock launch we returned to the silo--now looking up.

Now, you may be wondering exactly what the header image is. It is a view of the missile's first stage engine.  Now to be frank, it was not down in the silo but was on display on the grounds before we reached the silo, but it is by far too great a visual to pass by.
Did the others manage to go underground?
Check from their links in my sidebar to see how they managed.
Look back to previous posts to see how my search for underground went this week.

6 comments:

imac said...

Must have been thrilling sight Kathy, love that Header.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kathy: Very nicely captured.

Lew said...

Indeed, a great image of the engine! And imagine the life living in those silos. Love your other post of underground images too.

Craver Vii said...

I'm impressed with with what you captured! The header has an interesting, abstract feel to it.

Christine said...

Love your take on this week's theme, even if you forgot about your cave images. :) I had no idea this place existed. Oh, and I'm not young enough that I don't remember rotary dials. ;)

Liz Hinds said...

What a scary place! Not just for the missile and all that it could have meant but just being shut in underground!