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Los Alamos, Manhattan Project, S-Site Badge

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Los Alamos, Manhattan Project, S-Site Badge, is one of the identification badges required to enter the secret S-Site, at Los Alamos. It is the site where most of the explosives were tested and the badge was made of brass so that it could survive in an accidental explosion.

The Manhattan Project was a secret research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear bombs. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory that designed the first bombs. The Manhattan Project grew to employ more than 130,000 people, and Los Alamos was just one over a dozen sites that contributed to the project.

Los Alamos is a town in New Mexico, United States, that was the birthplace of the first atomic bomb. Because it was secret, Los Alamos was referred to different site names such as S-Site and Site Y.

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Essential Facts:

  • Title:                      Los Alamos, Manhattan Project, S-Site Badge
  • Year:                      1942 -1945
  • Material:               Brass
  • Museum:              International Spy Museum

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