It took two years of fighting red tape and two months of excavating concrete and water, but Russ Nielsen was determined to find out what was inside this long-ago decommissioned missile launch complex in central Missouri. In triumph, he stands by the large heavy blast door that was opened this week for the first time in 22 years. The hallway leads into the rest of the underground complex.
It took two years of fighting red tape and two months of excavating concrete and water, but Russ Nielsen was determined to find out what was inside this long-ago decommissioned missile launch complex in central Missouri. In triumph, he stands by the large heavy blast door that was opened this week for the first time in 22 years. The hallway leads into the rest of the underground complex. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com
It took two years of fighting red tape and two months of excavating concrete and water, but Russ Nielsen was determined to find out what was inside this long-ago decommissioned missile launch complex in central Missouri. In triumph, he stands by the large heavy blast door that was opened this week for the first time in 22 years. The hallway leads into the rest of the underground complex. Joe Ledford jledford@kcstar.com

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