Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I am really enjoying New Mexico Week, and I hope you are too. There is so much interesting history there. Normally we think of the very old and rich cultures of the Native Americans and Spanish there. What we sometimes forget is that it is one of the central locations for secret military projects.
The picture above is of Robert Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves looking at ground zero after the first nuclear bomb explosion, which was done at Alamogordo as part of the Manhattan Project.
New Mexico is still home to the Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and the White Sands missile range.