Archive for the 'Nuclear' Category

FIRST UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EXPLOSION

See the source image

On September 19, 1957, the United States detonated a 1.7-kiloton
nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the
Nevada Test Site
(NTS), a 1,375-square-mile research center located 65 miles north
of
Las Vegas. The test, known as Rainier, was the first fully contained
underground detonation and produced no radioactive fallout. A
modified W-25 warhead weighing 218 pounds and measuring
25.7 inches in diameter and 17.4 inches in length was used
for the test. Rainier was part of a series of 29 nuclear weapons
and nuclear weapons safety tests known as Operation Plumbob
that were conducted at the NTS between May 28, 1957, and
October 7, 1957.

 

See the source image

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Explotion,HISTORY,Nuclear and have No Comments

IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN 1958

See the source image

On August 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus
accomplished the first undersea voyage to the geographic
North Pole. The world’s first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus
dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles
under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world.

See the source image

See the source image

See the source image

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,HISTORY,Navy,NEWSPAPER,Nuclear,Sub and have No Comments

FIRST NUCLEAR SUBMARINE COMMISSIONED

Image result for uss nautilus
The launching of USS Nautilus.     

The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, was commissioned
by the U.S. Navy on September 30, 1954.

The Nautilus was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain
Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S.
atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of the navy’s nuclear-propulsion program and began work on an atomic submarine. Regarded as
a fanatic by his detractors, Rickover succeeded in developing and delivering
the world’s first nuclear submarine years ahead of schedule. In 1952, the
Nautilus‘ keel was laid by President Harry S. Truman, and on January 21,
1954, first lady
Mamie Eisenhower broke a bottle of champagne across its
bow as it was launched into the Thames River at Groton,
Connecticut. Commissioned on September 30, 1954, it first ran under nuclear power
on the morning of January 17, 1955.

Image result for uss nautilus

Related image
Hyman G. Rickover
(January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986)

Rickover is known as the "Father of the
Nuclear Navy," and his influence on the
Navy and its warships was of such scope
that he "may well go down in history as
one of the Navy’s most important officers."

Related image
Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Atomic,Comission,HISTORY,Navy ships,Nuclear,President and have Comment (1)

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

todayinhistory

Ross-ap-3
ROSS SIMPSON

Related image

Related image
On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL,
and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

Image result for apollo 11 lift off for the moon

Image result for apollo 11 lift off for the moon

Related image

Related image
Nasa astronauts from left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.

Related image

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Apollo mission,Aviation disaster,DEATH,HISTORY,NASA,NEWSPAPER,Nuclear,President,SPACE,Spacecraft,TAPES and have No Comments

HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

Today-In-Historytitle

Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

Image result for james byrd, jr is dragged to his death in texas
It was on this day in 1998.

Image result for james byrd, jr is dragged to his death in texas

Image result for james byrd, jr is dragged to his death in texas

Related image
John King executed for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

posted by Bob Karm in African American,ANNIVERSARY,BIRTHDAY,Broadway,Communism,HISTORY,Murder,MUSIC,Musical,Nuclear and have No Comments