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Manhattan Project Engineer Larry O'Rourke

In an interview conducted by the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Lawrence O’Rourke recalled his time as an engineer for the Manhattan Project. After being… read more

In an interview conducted by the Atomic Heritage Foundation, Lawrence O’Rourke recalled his time as an engineer for the Manhattan Project. After being drafted into the Army Reserves in 1943, he was one of the first to help research and develop the gaseous diffusion process for the separation of uranium at Columbia University. Later he worked at the K-25 uranium enrichment plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The “Voices of the Manhattan Project” oral history collection was created by the Atomic Heritage Foundation and is managed by the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. close

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Manhattan Project Engineer Larry O'Rourke Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
508621-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 13, 2021 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 24, 2021 | 7:37am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 13, 2021 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2021 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2021 | 1:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2021 | 7:37am EST | C-SPAN 3