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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974-Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/239-hughes-glomar-explorer

 

A number of major engineering feats required to complete the tasks for the mission at hand, which were later used in further projects

The Hughes Glomar Explorer was designed to complete the mission of lifting a 2,000-ton Soviet submarine 17,000 feet from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

YearAdded:
2006
Image Credit: Public DomainImage Caption: Color photo of the Hughes Glomar Explorer
First 500 MeV Proton Beam from the TRIUMF Cyclotron
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974TRIUMF Meson FacilityVancouverState: BCZip: V6T 2A3Country: CanadaWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:First_500_MeV_Proton_Beam_from_the_TRIUMF_Cyclotron,_1974

At 3:30 pm on 15 December 1974, the first 500 MeV proton beam was extracted from the TRIUMF cyclotron. Since then, TRIUMF has used proton beams from its cyclotron (and secondary beams of pions, muons, neutrons and radioactive ions produced in its experimental halls) to conduct pioneering studies that have advanced nuclear physics, particle physics, molecular and materials science, and nuclear medicine.

YearAdded:
2010
Image Credit: Courtesy IEEEImage Caption: Staff with the Lower Magnet Assembly of the TRIUMF.Era_date_from: 1974
Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Power GenerationEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974Alpine WayKhancobanState: NSWZip: 2642Country: AustraliaWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/snowy-mountains-hydo-electric-scheme/Creator: Hudson, William

The scheme virtually reverses the flow of the Snowy River from its natural course toward the ocean and directs it inland. The entire complex includes 16 dams, seven power stations (with a production capacity of 3,740,000 kilowatts), over 90 miles of tunnels, a pumping station, and 50 miles of aqueducts.

YearAdded:
1997
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Ear1grey (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Snowy hydro murray 1 machine hall floorEra_date_from: 1974
Society: ASMEEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974Vessel no longer exists in original formWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/water-transportation/-239-hughes-glomar-explorer-%281974%29Creator: Hughes, Howard, Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
The Hughes Glomar Explorer was designed to complete the mission of lifting a 2,000-ton Soviet submarine 17,000 feet from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The Soviet Golf-II class submarine K-129 sank in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii in April 1968 and the recovery mission, the “Jennifer Project”, as it was termed, took place in July 1974.
YearAdded:
2006
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: Hughes Glomar ExplorerEra_date_from: 1974
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