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The scientific tourist #323 — Honest John

On display here (seen at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an Honest John missile — a.k.a. an M31… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #312 — Broken Arrows

Two interesting bits of history on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History — the casings of two bombs involved in the 1966 Palomares incident… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #307 — Snark cruise missile

Here, you see a Snark cruise missile — another interesting chapter in Cold War aviation history… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #303 — the M454 Artillery-Fired Atomic Projectile

Here’s another interesting little bit of Cold War history — the M454 AFAP, an atomic artillery shell… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #300 — the Martin EB-57 “Canberra”

On display at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum; Box Elder, South Dakota… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #298 — the Redstone missile

Here you see a Redstone on static display outside the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #294 — TM-76A Mace Missile

From the South Dakota Air and Space Museum, a 1/8 scale model of the TM-76A Mace Missile… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #291 — the Polaris A-3 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM)

This rather bedraggled looking item is the shell of a Polaris A-3 FBM, at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #276 — Bomarc

You likely haven’t seen anything like the Bomarc lately — which is a good thing, since it was a nuclear-armed surface-to-air missile. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #270 — the B61 nuclear bomb

This week you get the first in a series of images from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This photo is of a B61 nuclear bomb, one of the main thermonuclear weapons still in service with the U.S. after the end of the Cold War. Continue reading

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