News and Articles
News and Articles
“Manhattan” Season 2, Episode 7: The Executioner’s Song
Friday, November 27, 2015
The atomic spies at Los Alamos are in trouble. Pablo, the 10-year-old son of a maid on the base, witnesses someone burying a box in the desert. When the military swoops in, they find the Hershey’s wrapper inside and a coded message. Pablo says he can identify the man he saw, but to narrow the pool of candidates, Colonel Darrow recruits Theodore Sinclair.
“Manhattan” Season 2, Episode 6: Tickling the Dragon’s Tail
Thursday, November 19, 2015
As the Trinity test draws closer, the scientists of Manhattan become increasingly concerned about safety. In particular, they worry about the risky criticality experiments, known as “tickling the dragon’s tail,” they are conducting to determine the critical mass of fissile materials.
“Manhattan” Season 2, Episode 5: Separation Anxiety
Friday, November 13, 2015
The latest episode of Manhattan brings the story forward from June to December of 1944. We learn about the events of those six months through the eyes of Woodrow Lorentzen, the reporter who is writing the exclusive account of the project and is fixated on Frank Winter’s role in it.
Media Coverage on Manhattan Project Park Signing Ceremony
Thursday, November 12, 2015
On November 10, 2015, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to officially establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Media outlets around the world reported on the signing ceremony.
Remembering Veterans who worked on the Manhattan Project
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
While the Manhattan Project is typically remembered for the intellect of its scientists, the creation and delivery of the atomic bomb would not have been possible without the work of thousands of enlisted soldiers and airmen.