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Anniversary of the 1st Titan 2 rocket launch in 1962



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Titan II Missile Silo Accident. (1965)

In August 1965, 53 construction workers were killed when hydraulic fluid used in the Titan II caught fire in a missile silo northwest of Searcy, Arkansas.
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The best way to view the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum's Titan II missile is from the very bottom.
Descend via McMinnville's biggest spiral staircase to two stories below the museum floor, where huge steel supports hold the missile upright. Crank your head back as far as it will go and look up, up, up - 114 feet up to where the missile's tip almost brushes the peak of the museum roof. Then think back to the Cold War, when the missile was just a panic button away from taking off toward the Soviet Union with a nine-megaton nuclear warhead.

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