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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site: Protecting a Legacy of the Cold War

tells the story of one of the most significant strategic weapons in U.S. history: the Minuteman ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). By 1965 there were 1,000 Minuteman ICBMs hidden across the Great Plains in six missile fields, transforming the prairie into a military-technological frontier and providing a key component in the U.S. Cold War policy of deterrence. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Sputnik meant 'fellow traveler.' It was the first of many Soviet launched satellites. More importantly this beach ball sized object showed the world that the Soviet's reigned supreme in their missi

Sputnik, 1957

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