Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Meltdown America, abandoned: Inside the eerie NASA base sitting empty for a decade after 57 years of rocket tests and the country's worst nuclear explosion

  • Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a 2,850-acre site, opened on a craggy plateau in eastern Ventura County in 1948
  • Colossal structure was once home to nuclear, solar and sodium technology development, and rocket engine testing
  • In 1959, it was home to US's worst nuclear disaster, when a reactor spewed radioactive gases into the atmosphere
  • Despite that, scientists conducted nuclear research there until 1988 and was used for rocket engine tests until 2006

  • Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3428028/Inside-eerie-NASA-base-sitting-decade-57-years-rocket-tests-one-nuclear-explosion.html#ixzz3z1hOscRh

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