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The National Security Science podcast is a spin-off of National Security Science magazine at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We bring you stories from the Lab’s Weapons Program—stories that show how innovative science and engineering are the key to keeping America safe. Or, as we like to say, better science equals better security.

National Security Science Podcast Brenda Fleming, J. Weston Phippen, Whitney Spivey, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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The National Security Science podcast is a spin-off of National Security Science magazine at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We bring you stories from the Lab’s Weapons Program—stories that show how innovative science and engineering are the key to keeping America safe. Or, as we like to say, better science equals better security.

    Salt Life: Go on patrol with an Ohio-class submarine that's ready to launch nuclear warheads at a moment’s notice.

    Salt Life: Go on patrol with an Ohio-class submarine that's ready to launch nuclear warheads at a moment’s notice.

    Ohio-class submarines disappear into the ocean for 70 days at a time, carrying 155 sailors, 24 nuclear-armed missiles, and more hot sauce than your local taqueria. Retired Naval officer Mark Levin gives a firsthand account.

    • 18 min
    A moment of glory: testing the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

    A moment of glory: testing the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile

    The knowledge gained from testing the Minuteman III system has become more important than ever—even when things don't go as planned.

    • 23 min
    A wealth of stealth: An inside perspective on flying the B-2 Spirit bomber

    A wealth of stealth: An inside perspective on flying the B-2 Spirit bomber

    Los Alamos Air Force Fellow and B-2 pilot Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Steeves reads “A wealth of stealth,” a feature article that appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of National Security Science magazine. Steeves shares what it’s like to fly the B-2, a 31-year-old, 160,000-pound nuclear-capable bomber.

    • 16 min

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