In Case You Wondered What An ICBM Reentry Looks Like

This video of a Russian ICBM during Reentry to the atmosphere was taken at the the Kura Test Range, located in northern Kamchatka Krai, a Russian Federation territory north of Japan. Amazingly, for decades, the United States developed permanent facilities in nearby Alaska in order to monitor testing at Kura but now hand held video is freely posted to the internet.

13 Responses to “In Case You Wondered What An ICBM Reentry Looks Like”

  1. BradKAF308 says:

    Isn’t that cute.

  2. Nick says:

    Where was the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth shattering kaboom.

  3. Jon Gramlich says:

    Back in ROTC, we were on a 2 week base visit to Vandenburg, where they have a space command museum of sorts. They had a pretty cool somewhat time lapse picture of a MIRV re entry. Accompanied with the advise, “if you ever see this, this is bad.”

  4. Missle Doc says:

    Well, except for that REALLY bright light at the end…….

  5. orly? says:

    Only time we’d ever have to worry about this is if the US gets into a Civil War IMHO.

  6. Tim says:

    So Sarah Palin was right you can see Russia

  7. reader says:

    those reentry vehicles are travelling at very high speed

  8. Qball says:

    Can we get on with the apocalypse? I am tired of all the drama!