Creation of the Atomic bomb

Murphy McCain

Manhattan Project and research

The Manhattan Project was a research project that took place during the World War 2. The Manhattan Projects goal was to create the first atomic bomb. They achieved that goal in 1945. Out of all the people, factories and labratories, the 5 main scientists that put a lot of effort and work into the Manhattan Project were Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, J. Robert Openheimer, and Harold Urey. With the factories and labratories there were about 200,000 people employed.

The Attack

In 1945, the first Atomic bomb was dropped. The name of the first Atomic bomb was called "Little Boy". The Atomic bomb killed 80,000 people and injured many also. Tens of thousands died later on from the effects of the bombing. "Little Boy" was dropped on August 6th. On August 9th a second bomb was dropped. The second Atomic bomb was called "Fat man". With the two Atomic bombs they killed more than 70,000 people. Hiroshima was the city that the two bombs were dropped on.

Science behind it

Little Boy and Fat Man are two different types of atomic bombs. During the second World War the U.S. came up with two different types of Atomic bombs. Little boy, which was the first atomic bomb that was dropped was a gun-type weapon with a uranium core. Fat man, which was the second Atomic bomb dropped was an implosion-type device with a plutonium core.

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