Remember Stanislav Petrow ..

Team DNTC, 24. Sep. 2020

26 September 1983: That night, we experienced "the right man, in the right place, at the right moment":

Stanislav Petrov managed to identify the American missiles displayed on his computer in the centre of the field of vision near Moscow as a false alarm (we learned afterwards from electromagnetic waves from the sun reflected by the clouds). So Petrov did not raise the alarm with his superiors, thus preventing the mechanism of an atomic response from being triggered.

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