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Titan Missile Museum

Tucson in 100 Objects — 18 missile silos brought Cold War to Tucson area

Tucson in 100 Objects — 18 missile silos brought Cold War to Tucson area

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at azstarnet.com/100objects/

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Former Air Force officer held millions of lives in her hands

Former Air Force officer held millions of lives in her hands

You might think your job is stressful, but here’s something to put it in perspective: You don’t face the prospect of killing millions of people on any given day at work.

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4. Titan Missile Museum

4. Titan Missile Museum

The Titan Missile Museum, which is in Sahuarita, is hosting a "Moonlight Madness" event Saturday. The seven-story rocket will be lighted, kids can launch seltzer rockets and visitors can sample space food and even take the astronaut test and enter the control room. The event, from 5 to 9 p.m…

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Go underground for a look at the past

Go underground for a look at the past

Titan Missile Museum volunteer Bob Darcangelo explains to visitors the operations of the command center in the silo. Before the nuclear-tipped missile was decommissioned, a crew could launch it in under a minute. The museum in Sahuarita will have a special evening program this weekend.

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Go underground for a look at the past

Go underground for a look at the past

Marsha Stone turns a crucial launch key during a simulation as museum volunteer Bob Darcangelo explains how the systems worked.

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Go underground for a look at the past

Go underground for a look at the past

Visitors head into the underground control room during a recent tour.

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Go underground for a look at the past

Go underground for a look at the past

The decommissioned Titan missile sits in its silo, viewable through a glass enclosure.

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Go underground for a look at the past

Go underground for a look at the past

Madison Hughes, 9, gets a close look at the rocket engines on display at the museum. At one time there were 54 Titan II missiles deployed across the country - many in Southern Arizona.

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Go underground for a look at the past

Go underground for a look at the past

Now's a great time to get out and see some Southern Arizona sights.

June 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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