This autobiography covers my life and key experiences that I have had since my earliest recollections to the present time. The United States stopped nuclear testing in the atmosphere in 1962. As time has gone on, there are now few people still alive who have actually witnessed a large atmospheric nuclear explosion. I relate as one of my most memorable life experiences my witnessing of a nearly 8 million ton thermonuclear explosion at Christmas Island in 1962. An aspect of my career as a physicist in the weapons program that is essentially unique is that I was the responsible design physicist for 93 live underground nuclear experiments carried out at the Nevada Test Site. Obviously, the many activities that I have engaged in have been experienced by only a few. Interspersed with my rewarding career, I describe the adventures that I experienced while pursuing my hobbies of flying, boating, and traveling. The foundation for the great life that I have enjoyed is a happy marriage and a successful loving family.The aircraft business, in addition to importing and selling the jets, was also involved with towing banners and billboards behind a couple of single-engine piston airplanes that they had. The banners that were towed behind these aircraft wereanbsp;...
|Author||:||William F. Scanlin|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2010-08-27|