10/21/20091Science and Technology in the 20thCenturyHistory 3c, Fall 2009Week 4: Science and Technology in Wld WIIWorld War IILecture 8: The Manhattan ProjectSoraya de Chadarevian"Fat Man" mushroom cloudover Nagasaki – Signed by Charles Sweeney, Pilot of Bockscar The mushroom cloud as celebrated icon Miss Atomic Bomb1957Admiral and Mrs. Blandy celebrate operation crossroads with an atomic cake (1946). "The bomb will not start a chain-reaction in the water converting it all to gas and letting the ships on all the oceans drop down to the bottom. It will not blow out the bottom of the sea and let all the water run down the hole. It will not destroy gravityI am not anIt will not destroy gravity. I am not an atomic playboy, as one of my critics labeled me, exploding these bombs to satisfy my personal whim." Admiral Blandy 1946
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