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Destination Moon: Sprodj Plant and Oak Ridge's X-10 Similar?

#1 · Posted: 28 Nov 2006 19:17 · Edited by: Danagasta
Hi folks! Some interesting similarities here between the fictional Sprodj plant in "Destination Moon" and my home city's Manhattan Project-era plants and reactors, specifically X-10 and the Graphite Reactor.

Check out page 9, frame 2 of Destination Moon and this image:

Page 13, bottom large frame and this page:

Better images:
http://www.hibbing.tec.mn.us/programs/dept/chem/abomb/page_id_33009.ht ml

Just something neat. I've been to both numerous times (they're open for tours now, newer facilities are in place,) and the similarities are amazing.

#2 · Posted: 28 Nov 2006 19:57
Indeed, the general view of the plant seen in Explorers on the Moon (p.1) looks very much like
#3 · Posted: 28 Nov 2006 21:05
Thanks Yamilah! I used to wonder if I really lived in Sprodj as a little girl because of those similarities to places I knew well :) It brings back good memories.

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