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A 'Nuclear' Vacation Your Family Won't Soon Forget

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A 'Nuclear' Vacation Your Family Won't Soon Forget

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A 'Nuclear' Vacation Your Family Won't Soon Forget

A 'Nuclear' Vacation Your Family Won't Soon Forget

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Much of the nuclear weapons industry is top secret, but there are parts of the atomic establishment that a tourist can see. Sharon Weinberger, one half of a husband-and-wife reporting team that took a trip on a 'nuclear family vacation' by visiting public — and not-so-public — sites associated with atomic weaponry, talks about the history and future of nuclear weaponry and discusses which sites of atomic history can be visited by the average tourist.

Weinberger is a contributing writer on Wired's Danger Room blog and co-author of A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry.

Two Journalists Take an Atomic Holiday

Two Journalists Take an Atomic Holiday

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A Nuclear Family Vacation explores both physical nuclear sites and the intricacies of nuclear policy. Sasha Vasiljev hide caption

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Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger are nuclear tourists. Rather than sunning in the Bahamas or traipsing around Disneyland, the two defense reporters spend their vacation days exploring missile silos, test sites and bomb shelters.

Though their tans may still need work, Hodge and Weinberger have come away with new insight regarding the role of atomic weaponry in today's world. The pair just published A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry, which chronicles their travels to nuclear landmarks across ten states and fives countries.