Sputnik Escalates the Cold War
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MX Missile (Peacekeeper MGM-118A)



Shock-absorbing pads fall away from the surface of an LGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile as it emerges from its launch canister. This photograph is from the first test launch of the Peacekeeper, on 17 June 1983 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

[Department of Defense]

 

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