On Sat, 30 Jul 2022 22:46:32 -0400, Andreas Kohlbach
>On 30 Jul 2022 18:42:47 GMT, maus wrote:
>> On 2022-07-30, Andreas Kohlbach <a...@spamfence.net
>>> But there were some people who liked to be nuked.
>>> Just recently I saw a video where 5 officers voluntarily had themselves
>>> "nuked" by stranding on the ground of the Nevada desert with a relatively
>>> small nuke was detonated on top. Besides a short burst of heat and a
>>> small shockwave nothing happened to them. Some lived to become 90 years old.
> (5th paragraph).
>> My memory of an incident like that is different. How many of the early
>> workers in atomic bombs died early. How old was Feynman or Oppenheimer
>> when they died??
>No doubt. But that was a publicity stunt. The nuke only had 1.5 kilotons (TNT)
>and was exploded somewhere at 20,000 feet (6 kilometers) over their
>heads. Suppose there was no risk for them.
>So that US "can" feel safe, if US nukes explode over their heads to take
>out Russian bombers. That was the message to send.
Many of those nukes were set to blow up the incoming missiles over
>>> Reason for that publicity stunt was to ensure the American population
>>> that the United States might explode some nukes above them. Because there
>>> did not exist a technology to shoot down a number of (Russian) bombers
>>> the idea was to explode a nuke in the center of them to take them
>> I remember a story that the US exploded a bomb well above hawaii to
>> see what would happen. A lot of computers had to be replaced. I
>> remember the muppet show, Dr. Bunsen honeydew and his assistant
>> Beaker. Go back to the 1930, and the support that some peoplein high
>> places gave to `eugenics'.
>The satellite Telstar I was also brought down by a nuke.
We, my parents and I, visited the dome in Maine where the Telstars
were controlled from, and the expensive transatlantic phone calls went
through. I tried to take a photo on the antenna, inside the geodesic
dome, but I didn't have a flash. I think I still have the B&W photos
of the exterior.