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Metryq December 5 2013 11:12 PM

Abandoned Missile Silo
I was recently revisiting an old "classic" from the early days of the Web:

Abandoned Missile Base VR Tour

I'd love to see higher res photos, and I imagine the explorers have many more photos. I wrote to the author suggesting, perhaps, an ebook. It would be a haunting time capsule.

JT Perfecthair December 6 2013 12:31 AM

Re: Abandoned Missile Silo
Wow that's great. I can't believe that site has never been updated.

So what seems more antiquated today, the pics of the 1960s silo or the links to download Netscape?

publiusr December 28 2013 09:41 PM

Re: Abandoned Missile Silo
These would be great for server farms in case of EMP

JustAFriend December 30 2013 08:45 PM

Re: Abandoned Missile Silo
If you want to see one in better shape, go to Tuscon Arizona and tour the Titan Missile Museum

Bonus: It's where they filmed First Contact...

George Steinbrenner December 30 2013 09:47 PM

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^ Damn. Ninja'd on the Zefram Cochrane joke! :scream: ;)

rhubarbodendron January 7 2014 07:38 PM

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cool site, Metryq! Thanks for sharing.
I am not sure that there is really no life in those silos. There must be rather a lot of bacteria, funghi and maybe small insects. But those would all be too tiny to see, particularly with the lack of light. If the door stays open, there'll gradually be a few larger settlers, I'm sure :) Suitable habitats for cave-dwellers are rare nowadays.

MANT! January 8 2014 01:04 AM

Re: Abandoned Missile Silo
An air defense missile silo has been recently restored in the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco (SF-88 missile site)

it looks like a good visit...

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