Nuclear Museum

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History could have been a much better museum. There was just a little bit about radiation. A little bit about nuclear medicine. A little bit about science fiction. A little bit about failed nuclear energy ambitions. Then it had Germany in one WWII showcase, Japan in another and an enigma machine. From there, it was all atomic and nuclear bombs, delivery systems, the cold-war and relics of the cold-war. The delivery vehicles outside were a prime example of the damage that the sun can do to fiberglass and metalic paints. I took some creative angles to try to get something that didn’t scream waste and despair. I felt that the husk of a ‘Peacekeeper” missile labeled ‘inert’ was particularly poignant. Maybe I was just in a mood.

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1 Comment

  1. Wil C. Fry

    Some cool photos, especially the outdoor ones.

    My wife and I were within a mile of this place a few years ago but never knew it. When we drove through Albuquerque in 2009, there were zero signs on I-40 indicating the presence of anything beyond the road’s walls.

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