After Mission San Xavier del Bac, we continued down I-19 to the Titan Missile Museum in Sahuarita, AZ. We were able to catch the first tour of the day at 9:00.
|Titan Missile Museum facility|
|The white missile cover to the left is permanently locked open|
per the agreement with the Russians,
so that they can monitor our activity at all times!
|This youngster was able to move the 6-ton door|
|The control room|
|(Re)fueling suit with multiple patches|
|Back outside, pairs of doppler radar sensors,|
called tipsies, for personnel intrusion detection
|This 103-foot missile is actually a harmless training missile|
The emphasis given by the tour guide was that this system of ICBMs acted as a deterrent to war.
Next: Madera Canyon.