Readers with about $1.5 million to spare might want to buy a former Titan ICBM silo on Ebay. When my son saw the schematic below he said, "dad you've just got to buy this".
The Cold War loomed for so long over the world that it's hard to accept the way it ended. And yet that end should not have been wholly unexpected. It was fought not just with weapons but with propaganda. If the Titan Missile epitomized the nuclear deterrent, the Saturn V represented the apex of the rocket as a weapon of ideas. The clip below shows Apollo 11 it lifting off. Look for the moment in the slow motion video when the letters "USA" slide past the camera lens. And when the Moon Rocket rises into the air against the background of clouds in the final seconds, you understand why bystanders, even critics of the space program, leapt to their feet, cheering. Yet for all its explosive magnificence, I'm glad the Cold War is over.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.