Saturday, August 02, 2008

Did you know that Kwaj started out as a target?

When I was in Kwaj, I couldn't help but notice the strange pictures from around town.

Strange picture from around town

As it turned out, Kwaj was (and still is) a giant target for testing missiles launched from the continental US. Those images are the re-entry trails of the ICBM's launched from California. I found this out on a bike ride around the island. There is a beautiful view on the north side of the island looking into the center of the atoll.

The beautiful view of the center of the atoll from this chair

What it looks like when ICBMs re-enter (from the chair).

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