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Manhattan Project Engineer Roger Rohrbacher

Roger Rohrbacher was an instrument engineer for the Manhattan Project’s B Reactor, the world’s first production-scale nuclear reactor, in Hanford,… read more

Roger Rohrbacher was an instrument engineer for the Manhattan Project’s B Reactor, the world’s first production-scale nuclear reactor, in Hanford, Washington. He was responsible for measuring neutron flow and monitoring radiation levels. In an interview conducted by the Atomic Heritage Foundation, he explained how the reactor worked and challenges scientists faced in the early stages of the reactor’s development. 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 & History. close

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Manhattan Project Engineer Roger Rohrbacher

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Program ID:
508914-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 21, 2021 | 3:09pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 24, 2021 | 4:12am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 21, 2021 | 3:09pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2021 | 10:23pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2021 | 4:12am EST | C-SPAN 3