Exploring Oppenheimer’s Oak Ridge, Los Alamos and White Sands, Manhattan Project labs
Correspondent Wilmer explores Robert Oppenheimer's Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and White Sands Manhattan Project sites.
In the depths of World War II, top-secret labs were staffed around the clock to create a nuclear bomb.
In the depths of WWII, Oak Ridge in Tennessee, dubbed 'Secret City' commenced operations. Simultaneously Los Alamos Labs, and White Sands Army base atomic bomb projects in New Mexico were built from scratch in a matter of months,
The top secret facilities became home to more than 100,000 Manhattan Project scientists and support personnel, including thousands of women.
Following World War II, Tennessee's 'Secret City' evolved into the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos continues their mission working on scientific and defense-related projects and White Sands Missile Range will forever be associated with Trinity Site where the first bomb was detonated in 1945.
Come along and join correspondent Tom Wilmer for an exploration of Robert Oppenheimer’s legacy instilled by the creation of the nuclear bomb.
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