It was a remarkably prescient document—the first technical description of a workable atomic bomb. The authors were Austrian-British physicist Otto R. Frisch and German-British physicist Rudolf E. Peierls, University of Birmingham. They conceived of this “super-bomb” five-and-a-half years before Hiroshima. They realized that “the most effective reply” to a foe’s possession of such a weapon would be “a counter-threat with a similar bomb”—i.e., deterrence. The memo lent great impetus to US and British nuclear efforts and helped lead to the Manhattan Project.
SpaceX plans to build three new landing pads at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., for use by its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets.
Former AFA Board Chairman retired Col. Martin Harris died Dec. 9. He was 84 years old and resided in Longwood, Fla.
Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson took a hard
line on China’s activities in the South China Sea Tuesday at his Senate
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