Between 1963 and 1995, Missouri was home to 150 Minuteman missiles. Each carried a 1.2 megaton nuclear warhead with three thousand times the destructive power than the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Retired Maj. Dave Rest was a missileer who worked in the launch capsules. He went back.
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