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Were decommissioned Cold War missiles repurposed for peaceful spaceflight?

Those formerly on either side of the Iron Curtain can now admit that the Cold War had its plusses and minuses. The key minus, of course, is that the United States and the Soviet Union constructed ...
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How are intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) modified to be orbital launch vehicles?

It's been done a lot, but how? Is it an extensive modification or relatively simple? The flight information for ICBMs on Wikipedia makes it seem like they got pretty close to orbit. I reviewed the ...