posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 11:11 PM
Hi- I am new to your site. Thought it would be worth noting that my father was head of the project that built the 10 megawatt reactor in the forest
near Dawsonville. He was an Air Force Captain at the time. I doubt that this info was ever made public. He directed Lockheed on the project and
reported only to a Pentagon General and the head of the Atomic Energy Commission. My dad would never tell a whole lot about the program. I have a
picture of him sitting at a console when he brought up the reactor to critical mass. This actually happened on December 24th, not a week or so earlier
as reported by the Air Force. I remember my dad not being home early on Christmas day. Contractually, Lockheed was on the hook to have the reactor up
and running by Christmas day. My dad told the story of taking out a yellow pad of paper and giving himself permission to bring the reactor on line.
Much of what I have read on your site is new to me, and has really been a pleasure to read. I have lots of anecdotal stories about the project and the
forest it is in. My dad was a new nuclear scientist, because nobody knew a lot about the effects of radiation on people, places, and things. He also
worked at Wright Patterson Weapons Test Lab, Sandia Labs in New Mexico, and actually had a line item in the Federal Budget to do whatever he wanted to
fund... I know this thread is rather old, but I thought it might be interesting to those who have an interest. Thanks for the new information about my
father's program. Really cool.