Blast door at a missile base

Blast door at a missile base

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Credit: JIM WEST/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Blast door at the Minuteman missile control facility at the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, North Dakota, USA. Minuteman missiles were stationed across the US ready for launch against Russia during the Cold War. Blast doors are designed to provide protection from blast and shock waves from nuclear or conventional explosions.

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