Former Kansas underground rocket facility ready to launch onto the market – KSNT April 29, 2021

I saw this on KSNT recently – Former Kansas underground rocket facility ready to launch onto the market: Much longer article. Hint: it’s obvious where the missile silo is located although potential buyers agree to not disclose the location.

by: The Associated Press April 29, 2021

CARLTON (KSNT) – After countless man hours of cleaning and refurbishment, a former government Atlas F launch site is prepared to be offered for purchase to the public, Duckncover LLC announced today. Constructed in 1960, the underground complex that reaches almost 200 feet – below the surface was built to withstand 500 mile-per-hour winds at a cost of $110,000,000 in today’s dollars.

Beginning in the late 1950s, the U.S. Government constructed twelve of these impenetrable underground silos in Central Kansas during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. As technology developed and the country’s defense strategy shifted to submarine-based platforms, some of the deactivated underground silos were sold to the public. In 1979, President Carter and Soviet Premier Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT II), which restricted the nuclear arms arsenals of both countries, prohibited silo sales to the public and mandated that many remaining silos would be imploded and the cavernous, 200-feet deep holes be filled in. Very few silo locations escaped complete or partial destruction. The North Star Silo is the most complete and developable facility of its kind to ever be offered for sale.

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