Monday, March 9, 2015

new national park

There is a new National Park in development - the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The Manhattan Project was a top-secret government program in the United States during World War II to create a nuclear weapon. The massive research and development project included several sites in the United States and employed thousands of people.  

The new Manhattan Project Park will tell the stories of the people, events, science, and engineering that led to the creation of the atomic bombs that helped end World War II.

The park will be located in three states -- Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The park will be managed as a partnership between the Department of Energy, which owns and manages the properties, and the National Park Service.

Goal open date is December 2015.

But for now you can take a virtual tour, see the sites close up, hear the descriptive history and interviews with some of the participants. 

Hanford, Washington

Los Alamos, New Mexico

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