Selling oneCirculated 1955 3c Atoms for Peace #1070.Historical info belowQuestions welcome. Check out my other items. We are happy to offer combined shipping and will revise the invoice to reflect the cheapest shipping cost given the number of items sold. Comes from SMOKE-FREE HOMESelling the Actual item depicted in the pictures as shown in "Gallery" picture. Remaining pictures are provided for further details. Please zoom in on the pictures and if you have any questions feel free to message me..S. #1070 was issued in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s address to the United Nations in December 1953.Called “Atoms for Peace,” the speech laid out Eisenhower’s vision of the use of nuclear power for peace, rather than destruction.The world had witnessed the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, by atomic bomb, less than a decade earlier. Eisenhower’s speech helped ease fears of atomic war, even in the early years of the Cold War.The border of the stamp includes one of the more famous lines from Eisenhower’s speech:“…to find the way by which the…inventiveness of man shall…be…consecrated to his life.”The Nevada Test SiteWorld War II came to a close with the detonation of two atomic weapons over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.With the war concluded, America’s top scientists and leaders knew that nuclear weapons and energy would have a tremendous impact on the future.Connecticut Senator Brien McMahon (1903-1952) served as chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.McMahon also authored the McMahon Act for the control of atomic energy, which resulted in the establishment of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1946.The AEC directed the developmentand use of atomic energy for both military and civilian purposes.The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is a gigantic outdoor laboratory, located about 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas.At approximately 1,375 square miles, it’s larger than the State of Rhode Island.President Harry S. Truman established the NTS in December of 1950.The site was the only nuclear weapons testing area in the continental U.S.Before 1950, most nuclear tests had been done at small islands in the Pacific Ocean, which was very costly and time consuming.The first bomb tested at the NTS was a one kiloton warhead, detonated January 27, 1951.Nuclear tests continued at the NTS for four decades.On December 8, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly.President Eisenhower stated that he hoped “to find the way by which the inventiveness of man shall be consecrated to his life.”He proposed a program called Atoms for Peace, in which nations would donate atomic power to the United Nations, in order to find peaceful uses for it.This program developed into the International Atomic Energy Agency, and had far-reaching effects on American policy and attitudes.In 1962, under the control of the Department of Energy (DOE), the NTS was also used to develop peaceful uses for nuclear energy.Since the 1992 moratorium on nuclear testing, the Department of Energy has used the site to test hazardous chemical spills, emergency response training, conventional weapons testing, waste management, and environmental technology.