August 11, 2020

Bradbury Science Museum (at Los Alamos National Laboratory) Launches Online Archives with Manhattan Project Science and History

From LANL:

The Bradbury Science Museum premiered its online artifacts collection with images of groundbreaking science and history of the Manhattan Project, which developed the world’s first atomic bombs at Los Alamos Laboratory that helped to end World War II.

“People can now virtually experience a part of the museum never seen before as well as some of our gallery exhibits,” said Wendy Strohmeyer, collections specialist at the Bradbury Science Museum, which interprets the Laboratory’s history during the Atomic Age of the Manhattan Project. “The online site provides a combination of objects, archives and photos that may help people gain surprising insights into an important time in our nation’s history. We hope people find this resource interesting and informative.”

Around 100 online records include official correspondence, an iconic speed camera that documented the research and science at the Laboratory, radio broadcast transcripts and a mineral called trinitite created from the explosion during the Trinity Test in 1945 near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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The online database will be updated with more records from the Manhattan Project and other collections such as supercomputing, space exploration and underground testing.

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