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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Geodesic Dome

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
1. Geodesic Dome Marker
Inscription.  The MOON DOME is the geodesic dome. These lightweight domes are built with interlocking triangles for support. The fixed angles of a triangle make it an incredibly strong shape. If pressure is applied to one side of a triangle, that force is distributed to the other two sides. This cascading distribution of pressure is how geodesic domes transfer stress along the entire structure.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationMan-Made FeaturesScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 36° 26.214′ N, 89° 4.239′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Graham Drive. Marker is inside Discovery Park of America in Exploration Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210-260 Graham Dr, Union City TN 38261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Engineering the Dome (here, next to this marker); Titan 1 Launch Complex (here, next to this marker); Stem Landing (a few steps from this marker); UH-1B Iroquois (a few steps from this marker); Crawler - Transporter
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By Sandra Hughes, July 18, 2017
2. Geodesic Dome Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); F11F-1 Tiger (a few steps from this marker); YP-84A Thunderjet (a few steps from this marker); LR91-AJ -3 Engine (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
Also see . . .  Geodesic dome. A geodesic dome is a hemispherical thin-shell structure (lattice-shell) based on a geodesic polyhedron. The triangular elements of the dome are structurally rigid and distribute the structural stress throughout the structure, making geodesic domes able to withstand very heavy loads for their size. (Submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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