Titan Missile Museum
  • Nov 1, 2018 7:00 pm
  • 51:41 mins

While it may not have been a conflict in the same way as World War II, the Cold War was the longest war to involve the United States. Lasting from 1947 until 1991, the greatest fear for Americans during this time was the threat of a nuclear strike. Today we take a closer look at an intimidating weapon from this era that used to be top secret - a Titan II missile at the Titan Missile Museum, located outside Tucson, Arizona. Made up of an actual missile silo that was in operation from 1963 to 1987, this museum is a fascinating and harrowing memory of the Cold War and the intense stakes that were raised. Our guest, Yvonne Morris, was once one of the personnel in charge of operating the missile. Now working as the Director of the Titan Missile Museum, Yvonne means to have this museum function as a monument to peace- a reminder of the war that could have been, yet never came. Also in today’s episode, get some insights on what the Cold War was like for citizens of the Soviet Union as we speak with Katya Jordan, an Assistant Professor with the Russian and German Department at BYU. And on a more lighthearted note, join us on a detour commenting on the many ways Indiana Jones has defied death- such as surviving a nuclear bomb by ducking into a lead-lined fridge. Check out the Titan Missile Museum at their website: http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/