Today Is Trinity Bomb Test Day
The Trinity test was the code name for the bomb tested for the first time in New Mexico as part of The Manhattan Project. It was the Atomic Bomb. These bombs were later used to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Some say that these bombings helped to bring the Second World War to an early close.
The name “Manhattan Project” came abourt simply because that was where the idea of creating such a devastating device first started to evolve.
The bomb was set upon a tower for the test. Scientists and a few top brass observed the test from a distance of 10,000 yards (over 6 miles/9 kms) where the mushroom cloud could be seen to soar 40,000 feet into the air accompanied by a flash of blinding light.
Today in 1969 saw Apollo 11 depart Earth for the Moon. It was the first mission to successfully see man walk on the moon.
In fact it is still the only mission to have had man walk on the surface of another celestial body.
It was on this day In 1994, scientists observed the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crash into Jupiter. This was the first time anyone had observed two celestial bodies collide.