Ran into a bunch of videos about the Atlas Missile Program.
History of the program.
It’s a classic case of when you have a hammer, every problem starts to look like a nail. Here’s the program outline
Love the classified tone and the optimistic “we met all test requirements” tone of the movie. Guys, you pranged the shot, admit it. Over and over.
The program gets going.
Firing live missiles for training?
The Atlas has gone on to other jobs.
Still, the Cold War missile stuff was scary. When one of the alternatives is the launching of missile that will kill millions of people, I would have wanted options, any options.