The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is Now The Manhattan Project National Historic Park

The Home of the Manhattan Project, The First Nuclear Reactor and, Now, a National Park

English: Unofficial emblem of the Manhattan pr...
English: Unofficial emblem of the Manhattan project, circa 1946. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am a huge fan of our National Parks.  Being from Cleveland, I am blessed by the presence our “Emerald Necklace“. I can literally walk to 2 of our parks in less than 20 minutes.  That said, The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is a contaminated waste site and, infamously, the home of The Manhattan Project.  It has to be one of those things that make you go “hmmm”.

While the article at phys.org states that visitors will be nowhere near anything radioactive, I still have my doubts about the matter.  The article states “miles” and my mind thinks, “just how many miles please?”.  Since the site is roughly half the size of Rhod Island, it seems possible that they could keep you away from anything harmful.  After some further thought, it certainly is less frightening than Hillary Clinton saying she wants a “Manhattan Project for encryption“. Continue reading “The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is Now The Manhattan Project National Historic Park”

The Space Debate

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English: Skylab2_1974_Issue-10c.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge supporter of space exploration.  I can’t help it, I grew up with “One small step for man…”.  The Apollo Program, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle were, in my opinion, awesome.  While I personally support manned exploration of space and projects like the Space Station, I am also aware that this a subject of valid debate.  Furthermore, I am a skeptic when it comes to such grandiose ideas like colonizing Mars.

I feel that this is a serious matter and debate.  I also feel that any topic is fair game for comedy and satire.  This tongue and cheek spoken word video has much fun with the very idea of space exploration.