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Ellen Bradbury grew up in Los Alamos, where her father, Edward Wilder, worked on shaped explosive lenses for the Manhattan Project. She later married John P. Bradbury, the son of Norris Bradbury, who took over as director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory after J.
Sandra Blakeslee has written about science for the New York Times, both on staff and on contract, for the past 45 years.Though she specializes in the brain sciences, she loves writing on a wide range of topics, including atomic history.
A typhoon was coming, the fuel pump failed, they had to switch planes, things were wired incorrectly, they missed their rendezvous, they couldn’t see the primary target, they ran out of gas on the way home, and they had to crash-land. But the worst part was when the Fat Man atomic bomb started to arm itself mid-flight.
Petr Suchý is the head of the department of International Relations and European Studies,in the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. He is the author of books and articles on arms control, nuclear issues and US foreign policy.