Monday, May 9, 2011

Los Alamos


Einstein's letter to Roosevelt featured yesterday did get people's attention, and the super-secret Manhattan Project was started almost immediately. Initially it was primarily a feasibility study to see if a bomb would really be possible, but in 1942 the project was put under General Leslie Groves, and was tasked with actually building an atom bomb. The work was done at dozen's of sites across the country, but the primary work in actually creating the bomb was done at Los Alamos. The picture above shows the entrance to the facility in the days of the Manhattan Project.

2 comments:

  1. Pope George RingoMay 9, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    There is a great film on this subject, "Fat Man and Little Boy" starring Paul Newman and Dwight Schultz (howlin' mad Murdoch from the A'Team) who plays Oppenheimer.

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  2. What, no full body scanners, no pat downs? Ah for the good old days of national security.

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