We had a busy day planned so our visit to the Delta-09 missile silo was very quick. The site has a Minuteman II training missile inside.Unfortunately I had to skip the tour of the Delta-01 Launch Facility. It sounded really cool – you get to visit the underground launch control center. Oh well, maybe some other time…
|Some safety info|
|Protective cover over silo|
There wasn’t much information at the site so it was hard to figure out what we were looking at. We thought that a park ranger would be on-site to share some information.
|Looking into the silo|
If the orders were given to launch the missile, the protective cover would slide back on the track shown above. This would open the silo for the missile launch.
If an immediate launch was necessary, the whole cover could be blown off allowing for the missile to take off within a split second.
Find out more details about the Minute Man Missile National Historic Site HERE