Our Second Trip to the Florence Air and Missile Museum
Florence S.C. - June, 1996
It's hard to get sentimental about an ICBM. It's only successful if
it never flies. If it does, you know it's not coming back, regardless of
what happens on the mission. I've always wondered, what were the launch
teams supposed to do after pushing the nuclear button?
Head for the O club, it's Miller time?
Update their resumes with the new accomplishment?
Call home and say they're coming home early, so start the barbeque grill?
I hope we never find out.
A practical problem for a museum is how to display missiles. They
suffer from a shortage of landing gear, and are generally boring
from a visual standpoint. You have to stick them up on poles and
tie them up with wires.
This one could at least serve a useful purpose, if it were painted
up to advertise a hamburger stand.
We all know mobile homes attract tornados, do they also pull in
There is some space stuff around, but it's pretty blah. Hard core
space junkies will probably find it more interesting than we did.
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