The Soviets created a whole new lake with a nuke (on purpose).
Juliet Foxtrot Charlie.
The problem with learning about history is you discover it’s so much worse than you thought.
While the Chrysler-Bell siren achieved its acoustic goals, its other specs were not quite as advanced: The first production models were manually controlled. A seat was provided, requiring a single brave soul to climb aboard, Slim Pickens-style, rotating until the nuclear flash relieved both man and machine of duty.
Read this if you don’t want to sleep.
And you think Rolling Coal is bad? Put the pedal to the U-metal! Yeehah!
I read most of these posts in Hank Hill.
The uniquely British touch to Blue Peacock was using tbe body heat from live chickens to keep the mine’s components at a working temperature during cold seasons.
I was down there in 90s with my cousin… He died of cancer few years ago.
Onkalo means “small cave” or “cavity”.
I find the nuclear powered Stirling motor a great concept for (electricity generating during) spaceflight, though. Such a simple idea to hook up a Stirling motor to a radioactive source the warmth of which drives it.