You know, I live out here in New Mexico ... ground zero you might say!
Lots of connections to the history of the bomb and nuke power. If I am not
wrong, the silos around here in the Rio Grande valley are said
to hold the world's largest concentration of ICBMs.http://wikimapia.org/136866/Kirtland-Underground-Munitions-Storage-Complex
Then there is Sandia Labs, Los Alamos a little north of here, White Sands and Trinity Site
(first nuke explosion site) a little to the south, etc. The National Nuclear Museum is here,
with all sorts of interesting stuff ... hardware, gadgets, radio/TV recordings ... the original
typewritten letter from Einstein to FDR confirming that a Nuke Bomb was indeed possible,
for instance. They have lifesize mockups of Fat Man and Little Boy (surprisingly small).
A day at the place is a real education. I have been several times and will probably
go again soon with my son's 5th grade class.http://www.nuclearmuseum.org/
But the question still remains ... how much is reality and how much is hype?