Abandoned Missile Silo

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Metryq, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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.
     
  2. JT Perfecthair

    JT Perfecthair Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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?
     
  3. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    These would be great for server farms in case of EMP
     
  4. JustAFriend

    JustAFriend Commodore Commodore

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

    http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/

    Bonus: It's where they filmed First Contact...
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  7. MANT!

    MANT! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0owdCMDVDo[/yt]

    it looks like a good visit...
     

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