The Super Bowl for ICBM Crews

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Popular Mechanics describes the Super Bowl for ICBM crews:

Three times a year, the Air Force randomly selects a Minuteman III ICBM from the missile fields, removes the nuclear ordnance, trucks the missile to California, loads it with telemetry packages, and fires it at the Kwajalein atoll, 4700 miles away.


  1. Marc Pisco says:

    Been running SQL scripts on a production server this week, and all I can think is “did you really really REALLY make sure that missile is the one you disarmed…”


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