The Process of Launching a Nuclear Missile is Completely Riveting

By Casey Chan on at

This video is intense, suspenseful, and got me more scared than any movie I’ve watched this year. Veritasium dug into the actual process involved in launching a nuclear missile from its silo. The retro-tech combined with its quaint fail safes and cute ignition, all under the backdrop of the disastrous power of a nuke, makes for a truly captivating watch.

Enjoy and be thankful that the Titan II rocket launched us into space rather than destroy our planet.